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<h1>Commendation of Merit for Great Parchment Book</h1>

Commendation of Merit for Great Parchment Book

The Great Parchment Book project has received a European Succeed Award Commendation of Merit.

Funded by the European Union, Succeed promotes the take up and validation of research results in mass digitisation, with a focus on textual content.  Winners were selected from 19 nominations world-wide and, due to the high quality of the ground-breaking project between London Metropolitan Archives and University College London, the Board decided to distinguish it with one of two Commendations of Merit. 
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In addition, we learn that the Great Parchment Book has been added to the European History Primary Sources (EHPS) website. 
The purpose of EHPS is to provide an easily searchable index of scholarly digital repositories that contain primary sources for the history of Europe.  EHPS is a joint initiative of the Library and the Department of History and Civilization of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. It is also part of the WWW Virtual Library History Central Catalogue that is hosted at the EUI.  EHPS asks users to rate the sources to which it provides access, so please visit the site and
rate the Great Parchment Book!

Plans are also underway for a GREAT PARCHMENT BOOK DAY at London Metropolitan Archives 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 The morning will focus on the Great Parchment Book story; the afternoon will look to the future and explore accessing historical documents through innovative technologies.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 and information on how to book, see the BlogSave the date now!