No, I have not gone back to London for a trip and no this isn’t a walk around of The British Library, this is something that is even more exciting. If there could be anything anymore exciting that is. You see I am actually going into The British Library… well Savidge Reads is, as a ‘future document of cultural history’. In my over excitement I might be rambling. Let me explain…
You see the other week I received a comment on Savidge Reads, swiftly followed by an email, from the web archivers at The British Library. They wondered if I would be interested in becoming on of their chosen websites that will be regularly archived for “to represent aspects of UK documentary heritage and as a result, they will remain available to researchers in the future“. Would I be interested, erm of course I would, in fact I was leaping up and down (which with a big biopsy wound in my stomach was rather painful), then of course I thought that they had made a mistake or it was someone pulling my leg. It turns out its true, and its happening.
I am joining a very interesting set of web sites that have already been archived, and pleased that should one day people in the years ahead decide they want to find out about books and the ramblings of a book addict they might just come up across me when I have long gone. Its’s also a bit of an odd feeling, but a good odd. I also like the idea that Savidge Reads will be locked in some big wonderful archive like in an Indiana Jones film or something, even though really it’ll just be a hard drive somewhere.
So remember dear readers, when you leave a comment here or when we have a delightful discussion on books it might be something that people may just look at in thousands of years to come. Its only a small possibility I know, but its a kind of lovely one