JK Rowling
JK Rowling

Digital repository in Scotland to include JK's online work

  September 11, 2006 at 12:45 PM ET
  Geri     The Leaky Cauldron (via The Scotsman)
  the national library of scotland, nls, jkrowling, jo rowling, ian rankin, alasdair gray


The National Library of Scotland has securedopens in new window a £1.8 million grant to create a "digital repository" archive of blogs, journals and e-mails written by leading Scots, which include JK Rowling, Ian Rankin and Alasdair Gray.

Simon Bains, the digital library manager of The National Library of Scotland said:

We won't be preserving everything - we'll select what appears to be of cultural significance from online journals, websites, blogs and e-mails.

We'll be harvesting the work of prominent cultural figures, but also other interesting social history documents.

The exhibit should be launched in 2008.

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