Tag Archives: Endangered Archives Programme

New endangered archives online

(5 May 2016) In April six collections were made available through the EAP website and BL Sounds. The variety of subjects, locations, and types of record really highlight the broad range of projects that the Endangered Archives Programme is involved in. Three of the collections have their origin in India. EAP190: Digitising archival material pertaining […]


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BL Endangered Archives Programme call for applications 2015

(22 September 2015) Applications are being accepted for the next round of funding. The deadline for the submission of preliminary application forms is 6 November 2015. Unless action is taken now, much of mankind’s documentary heritage may vanish – discarded as no longer of relevance or left to deteriorate beyond recovery. This website explains what […]


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Research grants from the Endangered Archives Programme

(9 May 2015) The Endangered Archives Programme offers a number of grants every year to individual researchers world-wide to locate vulnerable archival collections, to arrange their transfer wherever possible to a suitable local archival home, and to deliver digital copies into the international research domain via the British Library. The specific focus of this Programme […]


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The Endangered Archives Programme is accepting funding applications

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 […]


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Buddhist Archive of Photography, Luang Prabang, Laos

(11 March 2014)  The Buddhist archive of photography, Luang Prabang, Laos, is the largest online photobase documenting the recent history of Buddhism in Laos, reports the SEALG website. The digitisation of the original photographs found in Luang Prabang was supported by the British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme. Coming from more than 20 distinct monastery collections, […]


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Cham manuscripts online

(2 November 2013)   The Southeast Asia Library Group, SEALG, reports that  The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme has awarded a grant to the Northern Illinois University, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, for a pilot project dedicated to the preservation of Cham manuscripts. The Cham are an important ethnic minority in Vietnam. Descendants of the Champa […]


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Tibetan manuscripts preserved by Duke with BL grant

Duke University has received a grant from the British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme to digitize and preserve a trove of ancient religious manuscripts related to Bon, the pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet. The Menri  Monstery in India’s Himachal Pradesh state owns the largest collection of Bon manuscripts in the world. Most were rescued from monasteries in […]


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British Library awards UChicago £52,200 grant to preserve endangered Urdu periodicals

The University of Chicago has been awarded a GBP52,247 grant from the British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme, funded by Arcadia, for the digitization and preservation of 60 rare and endangered Urdu language periodicals. With the grant, digital images of magazines and journals will be produced at the Mushfiq Khwaja Library and Research Centre in Karachi, […]


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