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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month and Archives Month

October observes both Hispanic Heritage Month and Archives Month, so I’m highlighting a recently completed project that speaks to both celebrations. The University of California at San Diego digitized the Herman Baca collection and, in the process, made some really great contacts with its outreach efforts. First some information about the Herman Baca and the […]

Preservation and Access

Two articles about digitization came across my desk this week; you probably saw them too. One argued for a re-prioritization of work so that more funds could be devoted to the preservation of audiovisual materials. The other explored the work of an organization seeking out and scanning old meteorological data that only exists on paper […]

Electronic Records: where we started and where we are going

I noticed recently that my doctor’s practice has gone entirely electronic. There were gaps in the records of course, but I was pretty impressed at how complete the system was. And it got me to thinking about the history of electronic records in archives. I had the privilege of working for the National Archives custodial […]

Online Publishing of Historical Records

The NHPRC has long been focused on providing public access to the nation’s most significant historical records. With this purpose in mind, it has funded documentary editions of those records for many years, first in print editions and later as well in digital formats online. The Commission wishes to expand its support of online publishing […]

State Government Electronic Records

Government information maintained by state archives is a unique national asset, serving as an important resource for documenting rights and capturing the national experience. As part of its initiative to create a National Partnership for Digital Government, the NHPRC seeks to support state archives in preserving and providing access to their government electronic record holdings. […]

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