Dorset and Birm­ing­ham ar­chives re­ceive digi­ti­sa­tion grants

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Two ar­chives will re­ceive grants from Town­sWeb Ar­chiv­ing to help them pre­serve key ar­chives through digi­ti­sa­tion. The win­ner of the pri­mary £5,000 grant is Dorset His­tory Cen­tre, which will use the money to digi­tise the Her­bert Col­lec­tion of over 7,000 pack­ets of photo neg­a­tives show­ing Wey­mouth be­tween 1953 and 1983. The sec­ondary grant of £2,000 went to Birm­ing­ham Mu­se­ums Trust, which will use the money to digi­tise and data cap­ture ar­chives re­lat­ing to Birm­ing­ham’s his­tory of trade and man­u­fac­tur­ing.

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