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Stepping Away from the Silos by Margaret Coutts

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Chapter 3

Digitisation Programmes and Outputs in the UK

Abstract

For over 20 years, there has been much proactive development of digitisation in the UK. This chapter identifies several major initiatives and providers in the UK from the 1990s to the present day. Their outputs serve as exemplars for discussions in later chapters about selection of content and its coordination. The aims, priorities and content delivered are described in each case. The chapter tracks the changing emphases and priorities of such initiatives as the digital environment has evolved and as strategic and financial support has waxed and waned. It finds that, at first sight, the range of content delivery displays limited coherence when viewed as part of the national information ...

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