Monday, September 11, 2006

Creating a Writers' Archive

The Scotsman reports that the National Library of Scotland has secured a £1.8 million grant for the creation of a "digital repository" consisting of "blogs, journals and e-mails written by leading Scots."

Digital library manager Simon Bains said of the project "We won't be preserving everything - we'll select what appears to be of cultural significance from online journals, websites, blogs and e-mails. We'll be harvesting the work of prominent cultural figures, but also other interesting social history documents." The archive is scheduled to launch in 2008.

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