The Wellcome Library has recently completed a project to digitise around 280 hours (over 500 titles) of historic film and video. In the End of Project Report, recently made publicly available online, we provide an overview of the project’s achievements in relation to the goals we set ourselves back in October 2007, when the project started. We also examine the project methodology, the marketing plan, and the success so far of the various delivery methods.
Summary of key deliverables
- The aim of the project was to digitise 100 hours/450 titles, segmented and supported by rich catalogue records. To date we achieved 215 hours/431 titles with a further 140 titles already digitised that will be added to the web over the next several months.
- We anticipated around 50% of these titles would be suitable for open access via the Library’s website, but in the end it was possible to make at least 84% of titles openly available. The rest are only available via Film and Sound Online, where users are required to login.
Summary statistics for the delivery methods