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Dear Sir/Madam

The British Library would like to invite you to participate in our web archiving programme. We select and archive sites to represent aspects of UK documentary heritage and as a result, they will remain available to researchers in the future. The British Library works closely with leading UK institutions to collect and permanently preserve the UK web, and our archive can be seen at

There are benefits to you as a website owner in having your publication archived by the British Library such as having a historical record of your website(s). We aim to develop preservation mechanisms to keep your publication permanently accessible as hardware and software change over time.

If you are not the sole copyright owner, please ensure you have cleared the permissions with other contributors to your site(s). It should be noted that the British Library reserves the right to take down any material from the archived site which, in its reasonable opinion either infringes copyright or any other intellectual property right or is likely to be illegal.

If you are happy for your site(s) to be archived, you should download the copyright licence form at (Alternatively, please request us if you would like to receive the form as an e-mail attachment.) Please complete and return the form to the address given below by e-mail or post. If there are any other of your sites which you would like to be considered for archiving, please feel free to make additional copies of the licence form.

More information about copyright and how your archived website(s) will be made available can be found in the FAQs at Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Web Archiving
The British Library
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London NW1 2DB
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