Bridging the digital gap

Posted on 14 February 2018

We are involved in a new digital training scheme with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund

We are pleased to be involved in a project led by The National Archives to create 24 new digital traineeships.

The Borthwick Institute has been selected to host one of these traineeships later this year.

Jeff James, Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives said:

"We are delighted to be working with such a wide range of archives around the country. Our host archives have been chosen for their expertise in digital preservation, access and engagement across the archive sector."

Jenny Mitcham, Digital Archivist at the Borthwick Institute noted that:

"This is a great opportunity for us to help to train the next generation of digital archive technicians and address a genuine skills gap in the sector. We are looking forward to being involved in this project and working with TNA and our partner hosts."

The Borthwick digital trainee will be part of the 'Danelaw Digital' cohort and we will be working closely with Hull University Archives, The East Anglian Film Archive and Norfolk Record Office on their programme of work.

Read the full press release and a blog post about the project from The National Archives.



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