JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NARA (USA) Proposes Addendum to Ancestry.com Digitization Agreement #general


Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

The (USA) National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) proposed an
addendum to their existing digitization contract with Ancestry.com. The
original contract required all digitization at NARA's facility. The
proposed change would permit Ancestry.com to digitize at their off-site
facility in Silver Spring, Maryland. A limited pilot to determine whether
the archival materials can be safely and securely transported off site
started in December 2008. It has been successful and would significantly
increase the digitization capacity. There would be no cost to NARA for the
off-site operation.

Any one interested in commenting on the proposed change should write to
Vision@nara.gov or by fax to 301-837-0319. Comments need to be received by
August 31, 2009.

For more information on the proposed change go to:
http://www.archives.gov/comment/generations-network.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Director, IAJGS and
Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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