This digitisation project is run by the National Library for Wales to support small and medium sized creative businesses within the convergence areas of Wales. For over ten years, the National Library has been conducting a large number of digitisation projects. The National Library is recognized as a center of excellence in digitisation throughout Europe. By digitising the collections, the Library’s intention is to offer access to its vast collections.
The aim of this project is to encourage innovative Welsh businesses and give them the tools to be able to compete both locally and globally. This project provides an opportunity for businesses to exploit and re-use this large repository that exists within the National Library of Wales, one of the greatest libraries of the world.
What’s different about this project?
New material is digitized daily and high resolution copies of the images will be available free of charge to businesses to reproduce commercially. The aim of this project is to promote creative businesses in Wales to see the potential and wealth within different historic collections. This project will offer an invaluable chance for businesses to access the support and expertise of the Library’s staff. Businesses will be given specialist advice and knowledge on a range of issues from copyright, licensing and IT, through to digital capture, digital storage and preservation to searching current resources.
Items that have already been digitized include:
• Printed Material;
• Sound and Video;
How is the project funded?
This four-year scheme is backed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh Government, along with resources from the Library. We would not be able to provide this project and service without the help and financial support of the European Regional Development Fund.
Are you interested?
How about browsing through the Digital Mirror where you will find only a sample of items that have been digitized. Or why not visit the National Library of Wales' Flickr Commons page where you will find images with no known copyright issues.
In addition to these pages you can now also visit the newly launched digiDo website. Go to www.digido.org.uk to view a snapshot of our most attractive and interesting items.
** An Introduction to Digital Collections **
To be held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth on Tuesday the 16th of July at 10 a.m. To register for this event click here.
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