A pioneering initiative from the British Library has seen over four million images from endangered archives all over the world digitised and put online. The Endangered Archives Programme has been running since 2004 and has funded 246 projects in 78 countries.
Among the vast collection of items that have been digitised are rock inscriptions, manuscripts, archival records, newspapers, photographs and sound archives. Some projects have seen the digitisation of medieval manuscripts that date back as far as the 12th century.
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