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Wellcome Library to digitise 800,000 pages of mental health archives   

More than 800,000 pages of archival material drawn from psychiatric hospitals and asylums in the UK will be digitised and made freely available online through the Wellcome Library. The digitisation project will focus mostly on records dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, with documents available under an open licence, allowing users to view, download, reproduce and distribute the material. For more information, visit the website here.

New Jersey libraries to offer high school diplomas

In the US, a pilot program has launched in six New Jersey libraries to offers free accredited high school diploma and career certificates online, reports StateTechMagazine. The pilot program was funded by grants from the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the Clinton Global Initiative. Students are matched with an online academic coach and can earn a certificate in one of eight areas, including homeland security, office management, and child care and education. New Jersey joins a growing number of public library systems that offer online high school diploma programs to patrons.


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