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Uploaded on Apr 22, 2010
In 2004, the British Library secured £2 million funding from JISC to digitise its fragile C19 newspaper collection and make it available online. The collection is one of the top ten in the world and is used by journalists, historians and researchers world-wide. Users such as Kate Summerscale, author of prize-winning novel: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.
The British Library has digitised two million pages amounting to 80 terabytes of data. This film looks at the challenges the Library has faced to preserve the collection for the future and the decisions it has taken.