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Britain’s history goes online

A new site featuring 200 years of Britain's history has just launched, promising to be useful to historical filmmakers. Vision of Britain was created with funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) as part of a program to offer free access to academic research and resources to a wider audience of users. The type of information that is accessible through this portal is facts about locations and life in Britain such as historic boundary maps, land use surveys, unemployment and wage records, a library of British travel writing and parliamentary election results. The project is an initiative of the Great Britain Historial GIS, based at the University of Portsmouth.
July 9, 2009

A new site featuring 200 years of Britain’s history has just launched, promising to be useful to historical filmmakers. Vision of Britain was created with funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) as part of a program to offer free access to academic research and resources to a wider audience of users. The type of information that is accessible through this portal is facts about locations and life in Britain such as historic boundary maps, land use surveys, unemployment and wage records, a library of British travel writing and parliamentary election results. The project is an initiative of the Great Britain Historial GIS, based at the University of Portsmouth.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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