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The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library to go digital by 2015

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) has undertaken
a digitization project where its archives are being scanned, digitized, linked
with metadata and uploaded on the website NehruMemorial.com. The project is funded
by The Ministry of Culture and the digitization will cover nine million

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) has undertaken
a digitization project where its archives are being scanned, digitized, linked
with metadata and uploaded on the website NehruMemorial.com. The project is funded
by The Ministry of Culture and the digitization will cover nine million
documents. The project is expected to be finished by 2015.

The archives include letters, photographs, newspaper clips,
radio interviews, videos and films on Nehru and the people of his era. The
project started in March 2010—867,000 pages of manuscripts and 29,807
photographs have been scanned so far; 500,000 pages have already been uploaded
on the website. Films on Nehru that were recently restored in the National Film
Archive of India, Pune, too will be uploaded. The files will be accessible once
the site is launched formally.

The museum administration is struggling to decide whether it
should charge for access to the archives? Discussions are on with scholars,
journalists, institutions and other users are believed to be on.

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