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Subject: The Great Parchment Book

The Great Parchment Book

From: Philippa Smith <Smith>
Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) has been working with partners at
University College London (UCL) on a ground-breaking project to
conserve, digitally reconstruct, transcribe and publish the 17th
century Great Parchment Book of the Honourable the Irish Society.

You find out more about the project on the Great Parchment Book


LMA is holding a free Great Parchment Book Day at LMA on Friday 25
July 2014.  The morning will focus on the Great Parchment Book
story; the afternoon will look to the future and explore accessing
historical documents through innovative technologies.  A more
detailed programme will be posted as soon as they are available, but
in the meantime you can reserve your place at


In connection with this LMA is exploring the possibility of
developing its role as a centre of expertise for the conservation,
imaging, and digital flattening of distorted parchments using UCL's
digital platform, and engaging in collaborative partnerships with
other institutions holding such documents.  If this would be of
interest to you and you would like to explore further, please
contact philippa.smith<-a t->cityoflondon< . >gov< . >uk

And last, but not least the Great Parchment Book project has
received a European Succeed Award Commendation of Merit.  The
winners were selected from 19 nominations world-wide and, due to the
high quality of the project, the Board decided to distinguish it
with one of two Commendations of Merit.

Succeed <URL:> is funded by the European
Union.  It promotes the take up and validation of research results
in mass digitisation, with a focus on textual content.

You can find further information about the awards at




Mrs Philippa Smith
Principal Archivist (Collections and Systems Management),
London Metropolitan Archives,
40 Northampton Road,
+44 20 7332 3843(direct line)
Fax: +44 20 7837 4306

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