Thursday, November 8, 2012

Michigan Preserving Records

How ironic! After just posting the disturbing news that Library and Archives Canada is continuing to make digital access to our ancestors records UNAVAILABLE to those of us not living in Ottawa, I find it heartening to see that other more progressive and informed governments are moving forward. Michigan U.S.A. is an important area for me as it is the 'home' of my maternal line. YAY Michigan. Boo LAC.

"The State of Michigan has joined the effort to preserve records with historical value. Officials say Michigan is the first state to sign a contract with Tessella, which specializes in digital preservation solutions, technology, consulting and research.

Officials say the move provides significant cost-savings. Details of the agreement were not disclosed.

You can read more in an article in the Detroit News at:"

COME ON Canada ... wake up and join the 21st Century!

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