BAI allocates €1.4m to archive Ireland’s broadcasting heritage

30 Jan 2013

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has issued a tender for applications for the creation of a digital archiving system aimed at preserving Ireland’s broadcasting heritage. Some €1.4m has been allocated to the first round of the project.

The first round of the Archiving Scheme is seeking high quality proposals for the archiving of programme material which preserves a historic record of Irish culture, heritage and experience.  

There is a particular focus in the current round on historic programme material which is under threat either through its fragile physical condition or it existence on a soon-to-be obsolete format.  

The BAI said the scheme is open to organisations or individuals capable of carrying out work on archiving material considered to be of value to the country.

The closing date for applications is noon on 11 April.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years