The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme is accepting applications for the next round of funding – find out here how to apply.
Grants may be awarded to individual researchers to identify collections that can be preserved for fruitful use. The original archives and the master digital copies will be transferred to a safe archival home in their country of origin, while copies will be deposited at the British Library for use by scholars worldwide.
The Endangered Archives Programme is generously sponsored by Arcadia.
Here’s more about the programme.
Digital collections from Southeast Asia funded by the programme include:
EAP061 The MIPES Indonesia: digitising Islamic manuscript of Indonesian Pondok Pesantren
EAP104 A pilot project aimed at the preservation of Pa’O religious and literary manuscripts
EAP117 Digitising ‘sacred heirloom’ in private collections in Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia
EAP128 Thai rainbow archives project: a digitised collection of Thai gay, lesbian and transgender publications
EAP144 The digitisation of Minangkabau’s manuscript collections in Suraus
EAP177 Buddhist archive of photography in Luang Prabang, Laos – major project phase I
EAP205 Endangered manuscripts of Western Sumatra. Collections of Sufi brotherhoods
EAP212 Locating, documenting and digitising: Preserving the endangered manuscripts of the Legacy of the Sultanate of Buton, South-Eastern Sulawesi Province, Indonesia
EAP219 Assessment and preservation of the old Vietnamese École Française d’Extrême Orient archive in ancient ideographic Nôm script
EAP229 Acehnese manuscripts in danger of extinction: identifying and preserving the private collections located in Pidie and Aceh Besar regencies
EAP276 Documentation and preservation of Ambon manuscripts
EAP280 Retrieving heritage: rare old Javanese and old Sundanese manuscripts from West Java (stage one)
EAP326 Buddhist archive of photography, Luang Prabang, Laos – major project phase II
EAP329 Digitising private collections of Acehnese manuscripts located in Pidie and Aceh Besar regencies
EAP365 Preservation of Makassarese lontara’ pilot project
EAP531 Preserving the endangered manuscripts of the Cham people in Vietnam
To view the complete list of digital collections in Asia visit here.