The Winston Churchill archive consists of over a million documents,
ranging from handwritten letters to typed political documents. The
digitisation of the archive presents a number of problems which this
project aims to tackle using multimedia and hypermedia tools and
Some of the issues dealt with by this research project include :-
Providing a user friendly interface to a large information repository.
Design of adapatable user interfaces to cater for a wide variety of
user needs and abilities.
Storage mechanisms for large multimedia archives.
Integration of database search engines to promote fast retrieval.
Integration of hypermedia navigation to improve browsing within
Development and use of content based information retrieval tools
on both text and non-text based media.
Presentation of facsimile images in formats suitable for a variety
of end uses.