unique cultural assets

As somewhat of an enthusiast of [an evangelist for? – Ed] online archives, especially historically significant ones, I couldn’t let this one go by without noting it – Darwin Online – “more than 50,000 searchable text pages and 40,000 images of both publications and handwritten manuscripts” including audio files and Charles Darwin’s, never before published, Beagle field notebooks. The BBC and the Guardian report. Now if only some of the £22million earmarked for the new home of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland [and their 54 km of records – Ed] could be used to redesign and expand their online archive.. we might get a look at that 13th Century Papal Bull..