The International Automobile Federation (FIA) is set to create an e-library in time for its 120th anniversary.
The global motorsport body is digitising its archives and will make it accessible to all by 2024. The e-library will combine all motorsport and mobiliy databases, making its content searchable for users.
It is hoped that the new archive will become an important tool for the FIA University’s work and by making it public, prove to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of motorsport.
“I am delighted to officially launch the FIA archives digitisation and e-library project,” stated Mohammed Ben Sulayem, president of the FIA.
“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 endeavour 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.”