Today’s post comes from Markus Most, Director of the Digitization Division at the National Archives.
Based on feedback from the public and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) staff in June and October/November of 2014, we are publishing our Strategy for Digitizing Archival Materials for Public Access, 2015-2024. We received a total of 20 comments and incorporated them into our final strategy.
Our revised strategy outlines five approaches that NARA will use to achieve our strategic digitization goal outlined in NARA’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan:
- Expanding the focus to new types of partnerships and new types of records. NARA’s Principles for Partnerships can be found here.
- Crowdsourcing digitization and metadata creation.
- NARA will engage with Federal agencies to ensure that agency-digitized permanent records can flow into the online catalog.
- Think digital first: NARA will incorporate a focus on online access into our work processes and enable created digital content to flow into our catalog.
- NARA will continue to leverage its own Digitization Labs for work that partners and contractors cannot do.
Thanks to everyone that contributed their comments and insights.