> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jens Wilkinson > > Some of the materials might not even survive > > scanning. > > I'm not really sure about this, but there are people > who specialize in this kind of work. Documents like > the Dead Sea Scrolls and things of that sort are often > recorded, and I'm sure there are people who, with the > proper funding, could do it. I suppose that finding > the money would be the problem. Alternatively, maybe > Rowan Atkinson (aka Mr. Bean) could do it. I saw him > doing something similar in one episode. The technology now is pretty amazing, even recovering documents that have visually faded out, but the key phrase there is "with the proper funding." I doubt conlang materials are high on the priority list for those who are involved with this type of expensive and time-consuming work.