The Endangered Archives Programme was set up in 2004. We are funded by Arcadia and administered by The British Library. Our aim is “to contribute to the preservation of archival material that is in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration world-wide”. A major and important task.
This blog will be used to share some of the interesting and amazing records copied under the Programme. I also hope to discuss some aspects of how the programme works, and give insights into the challenges of cataloguing, preserving and making available such a vast array of records, manuscripts, audio, audio-video and image material - all in digital or microfilm format.
Jody Butterworth (curator) and Paul Young (cataloguer)
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