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Thursday, April 15, 2004

British Library Initiative to preserve access to at-risk data

British Library In £10 Million Archives Program, Managing Information News, 14 April 2004. The British Library, in collaboration with a donor, announced the Endangered Archives Programme to fund the preservation of cultural archives that are at risk or have suffered neglect. Grants will be used to help identify endangered records and re-locate them in institutional archives in the region to which they relate. The original material will therefore not be removed from its cultural home. However, such records will also be copied and the copies made universally available. A master archives of such copies will be maintained at the British Library, which will be able to supply copies to other libraries and research centres throughout the world. (Source: LISNews)