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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Historic Welsh events online

Historic Welsh events onlinePeople's memories of watching television footage of some of the most significant events in Wales from 1950 - 2000, can now be viewed on a new website funded by Jisc for researchers, teachers and the general public. Historical events such as the Aberfan disaster in 1966, the Miners' Strike in 1984 and the Queen's Coronation in 1953 are some of the important events to have been documented and placed on the website, created by Aberystwyth University as part of Jisc's investment in opening up valuable content online. Paola Marchionni, programme manager at Jisc, said: "The TV audiences that our popular programmes enjoy today is nothing like the peak figures reached by the nation's favourite programmes in the eighties and nineties. The television was a really key part of our culture. Jisc's suite of work to support the digitisation of collections like this one and the gathering of people's memories of these events, shows our commitment to preserving our national treasures and opening them up for the benefit of education and research."

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