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Slas 2011 eap

  1. 1. Endangered Archives Programme Aquiles Alencar-Brayner [email_address]
  2. 2. General Objective <ul><li>Digitalization and Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Foster collaboration between national libraries, research institutions, NGOs and national governments for the preservation, digitisation, virtual reunification and open access to important collections. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Codex Sinaiticus: http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/en/ </li></ul><ul><li>Europeana: http://www.europeana.eu/portal/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Endangerd Archives Programme (EAP) <ul><li>Sponsor: Arcadia http://www.arcadiafund.org.uk/content/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mission: contribute to the preservation of archival material that is in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration world-wide. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Recuperation/digitisation of archives in Latin America: £ 505.000,00 </li></ul><ul><li>Projects in Latin America and Caribbean: http://www.bl.uk/about/policies/endangeredarch/americas.html </li></ul>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
  4. 4. How does it work? <ul><li>Team: </li></ul><ul><li>► 1 Curator </li></ul><ul><li>► 1 Administrator </li></ul><ul><li> ► 1 Cataloguer </li></ul><ul><li> ► 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 </li></ul><ul><li>Grants : </li></ul><ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot Project: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>projects to investigate the survival of archival collections in any specific format, and the feasibility of their recovery. (Up to £ 10,000.00) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Major Project: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. EAP: Objectives and proposal <ul><li>Enhance local capabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>The original archival material will not leave the country of origin except in exceptional cases when it is required to do so temporarily for specific conservation or copying purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment funded by the Programme will remain in the country of the project at the end of the grant for future use. </li></ul><ul><li>The grants are normally administered by host institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Both microfilming and digitisation are accepted as modes of copying under the Programme. </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright in the material will remain with the copyright holder. </li></ul>
  6. 6. EAF: future directions <ul><li>Open access to digitised material (initial phase): </li></ul><ul><li>EAP files accessible from BL Webpage http://eap.bl.uk/ but mot cross searchable at the moment. Files will be integrated into the new MSS online catalogue http://searcharchives.bl.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Problems: </li></ul><ul><li>Limited storage space: 2TB. At the moment we have at least 50TB of data. </li></ul>

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