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

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>

The (USA) National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) proposed an
addendum to their existing digitization contract with The
original contract required all digitization at NARA's facility. The
proposed change would permit 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 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:

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

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