Endangered Archives Programme

Organisation British Library

The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme uses digitisation as a way of preserving the content of physical material that is at risk from “general neglect, poor storage … damaging environmental conditions [or] wanton destruction.” The library then makes the resulting content available online.

The programme awards grants to researchers to “identify and preserve culturally important archives in areas of the world where resources are more limited.”

The web page explains why this digitisation is important and seeks feedback on how content is used, reinforcing the value of the programme.

Published Programme started in 2004
Format Web pages, blog and details of printed publication.
Creator British Library