Former SAS-Space manager and now engagement and liaison lead for the web archiving team at the British Library, Dr Peter Webster, has written a fascinating blog about electronically preserving private papers of historians.

Peter argues that “there is yet more scope for historians to think of their working materials as data, and thus as something that may be shared and re-used”.

This is a belief that leads to the question of who should be preserving these materials? To find out Peter’s answer to this difficult question, read the full blog post at