Foster collaboration between national libraries, research institutions, NGOs and national governments for the preservation, digitisation, virtual reunification and open access to important collections.
Mission: contribute to the preservation of archival material that is in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration world-wide.
Scope: The specific focus of this programme is upon archives relating to the pre-industrial stages of a society's development, whether in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, or even Europe.
Recuperation/digitisation of archives in Latin America: £ 505.000,00
Projects in Latin America and Caribbean: http://www.bl.uk/about/policies/endangeredarch/americas.html
Chile: Identification of the potential corpus for a Mapuche special historical collection Bolivia: Digitisation of Bolivian indigenous communities records on ayllu structure, tax and land tenure Brazil: Pilot project to seek, identify, contact and report on collections of the endangered archives of the states of Maranhão and Pará in the Amazon region of Brazil Peru: Locating audiovisual ethnographic collections of expressive Andean culture in Peru
► International advisory panel formed by 8 members: 6 academics and archivists from different research areas, 1 principal adviser (Arcadia) and 1 BL staff: http://www.bl.uk/about/policies/endangeredarch/panel.html
Applications will take place in September 2011, with a deadline of the beginning of November for submission of preliminary applications. There are 2 types of grant offered by EAP:
projects to investigate the survival of archival collections in any specific format, and the feasibility of their recovery. (Up to £ 10,000.00)
individual researchers may apply for grants to locate relevant collections, to arrange their transfer to a suitable local archival home where possible, and to deliver copies to the British Library and a local institution for the benefit of researchers worldwide. (Up to 50,000.00)