National Jazz success

09 Apr 2015

The National Jazz Archive has issued a press release summarising the first 3 years of ‘The Story of British Jazz’. Inclusive designed and built the website for the project.

Success for National Jazz Archive ‘Story of British Jazz’ project

The extensive resources of the National Jazz Archive have been opened up by a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The successful three-year project ‘The Story of British Jazz’ has significantly improved public access to the National Jazz Archive’s rich and diverse holdings and reinforced its position as the principal national resource for jazz heritage in the UK.

The key achievements have been:

- Storing and conserving more than 40,000 archive items (journals, photos, posters and programmes)

- Cataloguing more than 4300 books

- Cataloguing more than 600 journals to series level along with 36 personal and seven photo collections

- Scanning and digitising numerous journals, photos, posters and programmes for direct access via the redesigned website, which includes a timeline of British jazz, over 360 interviews, and cross-curricular learning resources

- Organising more than 30 talks, open days, exhibitions, concerts, community events and family activities; and training volunteers in storage, preservation and cataloguing skills.

The principal funding for the project was a grant of £311,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

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