Casefile Clues

11 September 2007

NARA's plan for digitzing National Archives Records

From:

http://www.archives.gov/comment/digitizing-plan.html

"The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is seeking public comment on its draft Plan for Digitizing Archival Materials for Public Access, 2007-2016. This draft plan outlines our planned strategies to digitize and make more accessible the historic holdings from the National Archives of the United States.

The document is divided into several sections. The first section, INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND, provides information on NARA's mission, our archival holdings, and our past experience with digitization, to give you the context of the draft Plan for Digitizing Archival Materials for Public Access, 2007-2016"

NARA is even considering partnering with private, public, and other organizations in an effort to preserve as much paper records as they can. NARA's agreements with Footnote.com are a part of that effort.

Read more about the proposal on the NARA website.