Australia’s main collecting institutions have received a welcome injection of funds to help them collect and preserve huge volumes of digital information.

The Federal Government allocated $805,000 to the National Library of Australia (NLA), the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) and the National Archives of Australia (NAA) in the recent Budget to be put towards digitising important cultural and historical collections.

By digitising their collections, the three institutions aim to preserve them for the use and enjoyment of future generations.

The Budget allocation will allow each of them to look at preserving at-risk audio and video collections by converting them into a digital form.

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