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New site for People's Record

Wednesday 15 December 2010Sunita Sharma+44 (0)207 273 8299, sunita.sharma@mla.gov.uk

The People’s Record website, launched this week, collects people’s opinions and reactions to the fast approaching London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The People’s Record, initiated by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) in 2008, encourages museums, libraries and archives around the UK to support community groups to have their say and tell their stories.

The People’s Record collects the excitement and debate and aims to make sure all voices are heard by creating a record of the impact of the London 2012 Games on people across the nation. The website captures celebrations as well as controversies in a unique move to record the national mood and gather together opinions and reactions to showcase them to global audience.

The site will open up and provide a home for a wide range of projects and individual comments.   It will also provide a lasting digital record showing the impact of the London 2012 Games on communities across the country.  The site has achieved a high level of accessibility and has been awarded the Shaw Trust ‘Accessible’ rating, so as many people as possible can use it.

Vanessa Harbar, MLA’s Project Manager for 2012 said, “We can now show the world how the UK enables all its citizens to comment on how the Olympic and Paralympic Games affect them. Whatever your point of view, you can be part of the first co-ordinated collation by a host nation of the public reaction to the event in 2012”

The People’s Record will be made available together with the formal record of all bodies responsible for delivering the Olympic and Paralympic Games [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/policies/cultural-olympiad.htm]

The People’s Record website is at  www.peoplesrecord.org.uk.

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Notes to editors:

  • The People’s Record has been granted the London2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games. 

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