British Library Considers Video Game Archive

By Colin Tan on November 5, 2010, 10:27PM EDT

The world's largest library is considering archiving video games. Specialist in digital preservation Paul Wheatley of the British Library has spoken out saying he would like to build on what the National Videogame Archive had started.

"The games publishing industry recognizes the value in preserving their computer games," said Wheatley, "and many in the industry that I've talked to could relay horror stories about old material disappearing or being left to gradually decay in a box under someones desk.

"At the very least I would like the British Library to provide support to the NVA based on this digital preservation expertise and I'm hoping we can collaborate further."

The main objective for this move is to preserve the legacy of the UK's 30 year development history.

Source: Edge

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