Tuesday, September 11, 2007

NARA seeks feedback for digitizing plan 2007-2016

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Yesterday's email brought notice of the National Archives request for input on the digitizing efforts to be taken for the next ten years. All inquires should be addressed to Vision@nara.gov.

Draft NARA Digitizing Plan available for public comment
Posted for comment: September 10, 2007
Comments due: November 9, 2007
Send comments to: Vision@nara.gov or by fax to 301-837-0319

Draft Plan
"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

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. Section II, PLAN OVERVIEW, describes our planned goals, activities, and priorities for digitization. Sections III through V provide listings of current digitization activities being carried out by NARA and through partnerships to digitize and make available archival materials. Appendix A contains draft operating principles that we are using as we enter into partnerships and Appendix B references relevant NARA guidance that applies to handling of archival materials being digitized and the technical guidelines for image creation and description. We particularly invite your comments on Sections II, III, V, and Appendix A."

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