Call for history of science archives for digitisation

Jisc, in partnership with Wiley, are looking for UK university libraries and archives with collections on the history of science in Great Britain that they would like to digitise, at no cost to the holding institutions.

The contributions will be part of a new major digital collection on the history of science, which will complement material from the archives of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) and contribute to the creation of a new one million pages digital collection on the history of science.

Importantly, the new collection will test a new collaborative approach for the creation of a new history of science digital collection. The collection will support research, teaching and learning and will be freely accessible in perpetuity to all Jisc members without any access or platform charges. Once licences to the content have expired, the collection will be made available openly and authentication/password-free globally from the Wiley platform.

For more information see: The deadline for the submission of Expressions of Interest is Friday 8 November 2019.

Please do share among your networks, and in particular with your institutions libraries and archive teams. If you have any questions about the digitisation project please contact: Paola Marchionni.