FIA to digitize its archive

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The FIA is set to digitize its archives, creating an e-library that will be accessible to all in 2024, when the organization celebrates its 120th  anniversary. A beta version of the e-library has been presented for feedback to the FIA member clubs.

The e-library will combine the 120-year-old motorsport and mobility databases, making these facts and figures searchable and comparable, creating a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of motorsport and mobility.

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem stated, “I am delighted to officially launch the FIA archives digitization and e-library project. I know that it will be a valuable resource for our staff, our member clubs, academics, journalists, researchers and motorsport enthusiasts. By offering easy access to historic motorsport and mobility documents, the e-library will contribute to our key manifesto objective to make the FIA a knowledge-led federation. I encourage all FIA member clubs to join us in this endeavor by testing the beta version launched today and sending us their feedback so that, together with them, we can build an efficient and practical tool to preserve the FIA’s heritage for future generations.”

As part of the FIA archives digitization and e-library project, a Max Mosley Memorial Library will be built at the FIA headquarters in Paris. The FIA team will also publish interesting stories discovered while digitizing the Federation’s centennial archives.

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he is responsible for content across UKI Media & Events' portfolio of websites while also writing for the company's print titles.

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