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The Endangered Archives Programme: [Recent] Asia Projects

Endangered Archives Programme, Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections,
The British Library, London, UK.

“The Endangered Archives Programme. The Programme’s aim is to
contribute to the preservation of archival material that is in danger
of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration world-wide. The
main means by which the Programme achieves this is through the
creation of digital or microfilm copies of endangered materials and
the relocation of the originals to a safe local archival home. Grants
are awarded to applicants for these purposes on an annual recurring

Site contents:
* China (# Survey on surviving dongjing archives in Jianshu, Tonghai
and Mengzi, # Preservation through digitisation of the Tangut
collection at the Institute of Oriental Studies, St Petersburg
Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, # Preservation of the last
hieroglyphic manuscripts in China : Shui archives in Libo, Guixhou, #
Salvage and preservation of dongjing archives in Yunnan, China:
transcript, score, ritual and performance, # Preservation and
digitisation of Yi archives in public and private collections in
Yunnan, China, # Digitisation of Yi archives in south dialect in
Yunnan, China);
* Mongolia (# Preservation through digitisation of rare photographic
negatives from Mongolia, # Preservation of rare periodical
publications in Mongolia, # The treasures of Danzan Ravjaa);
East Timor (# Preserving East Timor’s endangered archives, #
Preserving East Timor’s endangered archives: stage two);
Indonesia (# Retrieving heritage: rare Old Javanese and Old Sundanese
manuscripts from West Java (stage one); # Digitising Cirebon
manuscripts, # The MIPES Indonesia: digitising Islamic manuscripts of
Indonesian Pondok Pesantren, # Endangered manuscripts of Western
Sumatra. Collections of Sufi brotherhoods, # Digitising ‘sacred
heirloom’ in private collections in Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia, #
Riau manuscripts: the gateway to the Malay intellectual world, #
Acehnese manuscripts in danger of extinction: identifying and
preserving the private collections located in Pidie and Aceh Besar
regencies, # Digitising private collections of Acehnese manuscripts
located in Pidie and Aceh Besar Regencies, # Locating, documenting
and digitising: preserving the endangered manuscripts of the legacy
of the Sultanate of Buton, South-Eastern Sulawesi Province,
Indonesia, # The digitisation of Minangkabau’s manuscript collections
in Suraus);
* Laos (# Archive of Buddhist photographs in Luang Prabang, Laos, #
Buddhist archive of photography in Luang Prabang, Laos — major
project, # Buddhist archive of photography in Luang Prabang, Laos —
major project phase II);
* Myanmar (# A pilot project aimed at the preservation of Pa’O
religious and literary manuscripts);
* Thailand (# Thai rainbow archives project: a digitised collection
of Thai gay, lesbian and transgender publications);
* Vietnam (# Assessment and preservation of the old Vietnamese Ecole
Francaise d’Extreme Orient archive in ancient ideographic Nom script);
* Bhutan (# Digital documentation of manuscript collection in
Gangtey, # The digital documentation of manuscripts at Drametse and
Ogyen Choling, # The digital documentation of manuscripts in Thadrak,
Tshamdrak and Nyephug Temples);
* India (# Survey, conservation and archiving of pre-1947 Telugu
printed materials and paintings in India, # Rescuing text: retrieval
and documentation of printed books and periodicals published prior to
1950 from public institutions in Eastern India, # Retrieval of two
major and endangered newspapers: Jugantara and Amrita Bazar Patrika,
# Archiving texts in the Sylhet Nagri script, # Digitising archival
material pertaining to ‘Young India’ label gramophone records, #
Archiving ‘popular market’ Bengali books, # Digital archive of early
Bengali drama, # Digital archive of north Indian classical music, #
Digital music archiving: digital archive of North Indian classical
music phase II (special collections) and digital archive of recorded
Bengali songs, # Preserving Marathi manuscripts and making them
accessible, # Preserving more Marathi manuscripts and making them
accessible – major project, # Preserving early print literature on
the history of Tamilnadu, # Strategies for archiving the endangered
publications of French India (1800-1923), # Preserving memory:
documentation and digitisation of palm leaf manuscripts from northern
Kerala, India, # Rescuing Tamil customary law: locating and copying
endangered records of village judicial assemblies (1870-1940), #
Endangered Urdu periodicals: preservation and access for vulnerable
scholarly resources, # Locating and identifying Lepcha manuscripts as
a first step towards their preservation, # Digitisation of the
manuscripts and xylographs held by the Tibetan Yungdrung Bon Library
of the Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India, # Study and collection of
Hakku Patras and other documents among folk communities in Andhra
* Iran (# Faces and places in Iran. Iranian photography at the turn
of the 19th century, # The Golha radio programmes (Flowers of Persian
Song and Poetry));
* Nepal (# Feasibility survey of documenting selected 18th-20th
century written heritage from Nepal, # Preservation through
digitisation of rare negatives and photographs from Nepal, #
Preservation of historic and rare Nepali monographs and periodicals,
# Preservation of historic ephemera and manuscripts from Nepal);
* Armenia, # Preservation through digitisation of the endangered
Armenian rare books and making them accessible on the Web (phase 1);
* Azerbaijan (# Pages of Azerbaijan sound heritage, # Voices of the
living past: the ‘ashug’ minstrel music of Azerbaijan);
* Georgia (# Digitising the photo documents of Georgia’s central
state audio-visual archive);
* East Jerusalem (# Preservation of historical periodical collections
(1900-1950) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem).


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