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York Minster Catalogue

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 18 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money the Higher Education Funding Council for England has provided to the University of York to computerise the catalogue of York Minster Library to improve access to it by higher education; and what obligations the Minster library has to higher education institutions in return for this funding. [118762]

The University of York received funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) of around £390,000 in two phases for this project which was completed in 2000. The project has enabled the catalogue of the Minster's collection of books to be available on line and made more widely accessible to researchers via international networks.