About this website

The new Endangered Archives website went live in November 2017 and was developed in partnership with Cogapp, and uses the open source Universal Viewer and IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) to deliver over six million images. The website is optimised to be accessible across devices, and has an improved search function and increased stability and scalability. More information about the website’s development can be found here.

We are continuing to improve the EAP website. Some of these improvements include:

18 April 2018

  • Added 'related files' feature. Each 'file' page now highlights related content.
  • Added report button on every 'collection' and 'file' page. Users can now click 'Can you tell us more about this?' to report content errors or provide further information about collection items.

21 March 2018

  • Added EAP blog feed to homepage.
  • Added featured projects to homepage.

12 December 2017

  • Added map view of project locations to homepage.
  • Added ‘related projects’ feature. This currently highlights projects from the same country or region, but will be updated to include projects with related themes or types of content.
  • General metadata enhancements, including fixing some formatting issues to improve the consistency of pages and search results.
  • We’ve also fixed some bugs, made a number of back-end improvements and added more projects and images.

05 December 2017

  • Added a ‘content type’ facet that enables users to narrow down their search to things like manuscripts, newspapers, or photographs.
  • Added a country of origin facet and improved ‘related places’ metadata.
  • Added ‘related subjects’ to all projects.
  • Added ‘creation dates’ to all records.
  • Thumbnails are now shown in search results.
  • Added more collection images.
  • Improved rights and attribution information.
  • Back-end improvements and bug fixes.

This site brings together digitised archival material from hundreds of independent projects completed over many years. As a result, you will find some inconsistency and incompleteness in the metadata and descriptions. We are looking at ways to improve this that will enable you and other members of the broader communities to contribute and help us. We welcome your feedback

Email: endangeredarchives@bl.uk