NARA: A Digitization Case Study

NARA: A Digitization Case Study

Kristen Cissne (Fox Rothschild LLP, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4466-3.ch018
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Abstract

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is considered the official record keeper of the United States of America. In existence for over 75 years, NARA is responsible for a significant amount of records. With the changing times and technology, NARA has been faced with the challenge of becoming an organization focused on making these records available in a digital format. NARA has risen to the challenge in a multitude of ways. It continues to transform and discover new ways to meet the demands of its customer, the American people. This case study explores the major steps taken towards the digitization effort, and the biggest challenges faced. It covers the successes met thus far and expected plans for growth in the future.

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