Digitisation of Newspapers

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4051917129/ As someone who spent hours and hours in the Newspaper archives at Colindale, this is exceptionally good news. It's also interesting to see that the documents are not being scanned simply as electronic-paper, but there are plans to use that digital information to create an 'encyclopedia of memory', a 'national memory'. Interestingly, the project is being worked on by the people behind Genes Reunited (yes, the people behind Friends Reunited... my first social network!)... due…

Moving Words

"Cheerless and drab but 'full of amazing stuff'. The British Library Newspapers collection at Colindale is moving and also becoming increasingly digitised. Huw Richards wonders if researchers will miss the feel of the paper beneath their fingers // The journey to the far reaches of the Northern Line's Edgware branch always did feel rather like time travel - an impression accentuated about 20 years ago when London Underground managers admitted that, on the "next train"…