Saturday, November 07, 2009

another name for DOVE project

IPS - Digitisation project: "This is the project to scan and digitise birth, marriage and death registration records for England and Wales from 1837 to present day.

In 2005, Siemens IT Solutions was awarded a three-year contract to undertake this work. The Siemens contract expired in 2008, by which time approximately half of the records had been digitised. A joint decision was taken by IPS and Siemens to not renew the contract. At that point the Digitisation of Vital Events (DoVE) project was closed. As a result of this closure, the project, which was intended to provide online access to the digitised indexes (MAGPIE), was unable to proceed."

IPS - Homepage: "The Identity and Passport Service is responsible for issuing UK passports and identity cards and for the registration of births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales. It is an executive agency of the Home Office."


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