Sat, May 31, 2014

Notice regarding digitization of NARA Alaska records

The closure of NARA’s Anchorage office has received a great deal of attention lately – see this article by Dermot Cole about the transfer of records and the decision to move some to the Alaska State Archives in Juneau.

Regarding the proposed digitization of Alaska records, the National Archives is inviting feedback from the public on which records should be prioritized for this action.
According to NARA,
“After we receive your feedback, NARA will also take into consideration access and use restrictions, preservation issues, series size, and ease of digitization when determining the final prioritization. Your participation will also help NARA better understand the interests and needs of researchers and stakeholders, as well as further participation and transparency in an open government.”

Read the full statement and make your comments here.