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Alvey Programme

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS965
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Alvey Programme
Date(s): c1975-1993
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 10 boxes
Name of creator(s): Alvey Programme
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Alvey Programme was a government initiative that ran between 1983 to 1987. The Directorate of the Programme was established in June 1983 and located formally in the Department of Trade and Industry. The Programme's remit was to advise on the scope for collaborative research in IT, and it represented a direct response to Japan's 1981 announcement of its Government-sponsored collaborative project to develop 'fifth generation' computer systems. Its purpose was to lay out and co-ordinate public and private money in an unprecedented applied research effort, bringing together Government, the computer industry and university-based skills.


Scope and content/abstract:

Annual reports, circulars, memoranda, and government publications concerning the activities of the Alvey Programme, [1975]-1993.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Box listed as it arrived.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Box listed.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Alvey Programme

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Richard Temple.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
2006-10-26, Richard Temple

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