An article in the Independent newspaper in the UK suggests that the British Library may assist in the preservation of computer and video games.

Fears are growing that not enough is being done to archive the thousands of games which have been produced in the United Kingdom.

Now Paul Wheatley, a specialist in digital preservation, at the British Library, says it is keen to lend support, building on work already done by an initiative called the National Videogame Archive.

Industry experts say the country is in danger of losing vast quantities of gaming content and Mr Wheatley believes games and related documents from the 1970s through to the 1990s are already being lost.


Video games are an industry larger now than the film industry, there are very large numbers of titles now on superseded platforms and they span 30 odd years

Australia has a strong game industry, and we are preserving those computer and video games where? exactly?



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