Today’s post comes from Markus Most, Director of the Digitization Division at the National Archives.
The National Archives 2014-2018 Strategic Plan puts forth a bold vision for NARA in providing unprecedented access to our records and promoting public participation to accomplish our goals. NARA’s digitization strategy must also present a clear path forward in meeting our goal of public access to NARA records in digital form.
We have reflected on areas in which NARA has succeeded in meeting its digitization challenges, as well as examined those areas in which we have opportunities for considerable growth.
The Past is Behind Us, The Future is Ahead. National Archives Identifier 541774
Our revised strategy outlines some key approaches to digitization at NARA:
- Cultivating partnerships with institutions and organizations from a variety of fields and business models to continue and expand on the success of our current digitization partnerships.
- Encouraging public engagement in the digitization of our records by establishing a Contributor status for donated images and actively working with researchers to gather digital images of NARA holdings.
- Creating a “culture of digitization” within NARA by incorporating a focus on online access into our work processes.
So tell us, what are your thoughts? The revised strategy is available here: http://www.archives.gov/digitization/strategy.html
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