New Digitisation Project opens up income opportunity for Archives

90 English Archives are coming together in the first national digitizationconsortium, to offer up their pre-1914 school registers fordigitization.

900 volumes comprising approximately 500,000 images and encompassing over 8 million named individuals will be available and the ARA in partnership with The National Archives now invite organisations with a commercial interest in archival digitization to submit proposals.

This new approach offers a great opportunity for archives to draw higher revenues from their rich resources. The chance to increase royalty opportunities will present archives with new opportunities for investment, helping them to grow, innovate and become more self sufficient.

The project will utilise The National Archives Licensed Internet Associateship (LIA) programme template, used by TNA for several successful commercial digitisation projects.The ARA together with 90 record offices in 9 English regions make up the new consortium. Each has identified a regional scanning centre where their region’s documents can be sent for digitisation.  

The deadline for proposals is July 5th, 2011. To find out more and register interest contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 (0)208 392 5330 extension 2002