NOF chair Baroness Pitkeathley says the scheme will ensure that there are more relevant and beneficial resources to explore as more people begin to use ICT. The material will be freely available on the Internet.
The fund will support digitisation of material in three areas:
* citizenship in a modern state: information on how to access services and rights and obligations;
* cultural enrichment: material that reflects the heritage of a community, region or country;
* reskilling the nation: helping people improve basic literacy skills and understand other forms of information, such as science, health and IT.