Why not digitise the BMH CD collection?

Digitisation can be a costly and time-consuming process. The Bureau of Military History Contempory Documents series in particular contains a huge amount of outsized, delicate and special media items that would require enormous care, financial resources and time to digitise in a satisfactory way.  As a sample of how rich the BMH CD series is, we have digitised the 1916 press cuttings.  For the foreseeable future, the vast majority of collections will be available in paper form in the reading room only.

Military Archives, like similar archives services throughout the world, will continue to digitise collections of major interest or importance, sometimes to ensure that wear and tear on original records through excessive handling in our reading room is prevented.