Monday, May 10, 2010

Quote from interview with Archivist of the U.S., David Ferriero

David Ferriero was interviewed for the April 2010 issue of Information Today.  During the interview, Miriam Drake asked, "How are we progressing in digitizing legacy collections, paper, photos, and others?"

Ferriero's response:
We have partnership agreements with three commercial organizations to help us digitize major portions of our records. The agreements and overall digitization strategy can be found on It is an approach that the agency had taken before I came. They decided that the only way they could accomplish this task is to partner with and others. I have concerns about these arrangements. The stakeholder community also has concerns. To the best of my knowledge, we have not investigated raising money or asking for money to do the digitization ourselves. This is open territory.
Ferriero discussed more about digitization in that article and in the second part of the interview which was published in May.

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