The ABC and Education Services Australia have garnered a $20 million project to digitise the public broadcaster’s archives for a new education portal the Federal Government hopes will promote use of the National Broadband Network.
It would be specifically targeted at primary schools and linked to the school curriculum, allowing teachers to use the portal as a resource.
The ABC has taken on digitisation of its television, radio and other archives at various times to mixed reactions from communities. Its attempt to digitise 70 years’ worth of radio archives in 2001 was opposed by librarians and other communities amid fears the new format would lose data.
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