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Tin-rattlers want to digitise lady engineers' historic exploits

Kickstarter campaign to get engineering journal online

The UK's Women's Engineering Society (WES) is indulging in some light tin-rattling aimed at digitising almost 100 years of the Women Engineer Journal.

WES was formed in 1919 as a response to female exclusion from engineering's professional bodies, and quickly published the first issue of what would become the quarterly Women Engineer Journal.

Since 2004, the journal has been available online, but there are a stack of back issues held by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) archives, just waiting for some digital attention.

The society's Dr Carol Marsh said: "It is important that we do not lose the history of engineering since World War I and that the achievements of these extraordinary women are maintained for future generations."

Quite so. WES's Kickstarter campaign is looking to raise £4,000, and pledges start at just a fiver. ®

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