Interesting Guardian article regarding archive research

I’ve just come across this recent Guardian article which highlights the astonishing variability of costs for UK researchers who want to photograph documents within archives:

While some of the fees quoted may sound unreasonable, it’s true that we must also remember that archives are currently struggling to stay open, having suffered massive cuts to their funding.

If the fees are the answer to their existence, should we accept them? Or should the fees be standardised, with the possibility that a standard won’t help the differing financial positions across the country for each archive?

It’s a difficult predicament.


This entry was posted in Media articles of interest. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s