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18 January 2012

The Diamond Jubilee collection: nominations open!

We’re setting up a special collection of websites about The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – and we want your help! 
60 years of The Queen's reign will be celebrated in her Diamond Jubilee this year. It’s a massive event that will be subject to exhaustive coverage, and it seems that nearly everyone has an opinion about it one way or another. It’s only the second time a British Monarch has ever celebrated a Diamond Jubilee, and it’s the first time that there will be an online representation of the event. This makes it a unique event in our history. So, in recognition of this, we’re setting up a special collection of archived websites to capture the Diamond Jubilee Online. We’re working with lots of other organisations and institutions to try and make the collection as comprehensive as possible, including the Royal Household, the Institute for Historical Research, and the Mass Observation project. Why don’t you join us too?
Are you, or is your organisation, involved in a Diamond Jubilee activity? Does it have a presence on the web? Do you want to be part of a lasting legacy, a unique collection of archived websites that will record the celebrations and varying opinions held around the nation? Yes? Then we want you to get involved! Tell us about the resources you think are valuable, and make your nominations for the Diamond Jubilee collection now. Be part of something big.  
It’s really important that we get a wide range of perspectives on the Jubilee celebrations, with as many different types of sites as possible. Otherwise, the collection won’t be comprehensive. So whether you’re pro- or anti-royal, writing your own blog or managing your company’s online Jubilee celebrations, running a major series of events or holding a village street party – if you have a web presence, why not let us know? We’d love to hear from you.
Nominate a site for the Diamond Jubilee collection


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