21 September 2018

NLS has one-third digital target

The National Library of Scotland continues to lead the way in digital resources. Their large collection of digitized British maps available to all free online are well known to genealogists. There are a host of other digitized resources, some freely available, many requiring registration and restricted to those with an address in Scotland (an increasingly common model in other jurisdictions), some only accessible in their physical location.

Now the NLS aims to have a third of their holdings in digital format by 2025.

It's great when an organization, a government organization yet, sets its sights on an ambitious long-term goal.

Naturally material now being received in digital format will make a major contribution as the collection grows.

Read more about NLS Project: Digitise

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