January 28, 2022

Alaska: Project to Archive Exxon Valdez Records Continues

From the AP (via Anchorage Daily News)

A project to archive records related to the Exxon Valdez oil spill is continuing after the state sought to address concerns raised by a federal judge.

U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland, in a written notice to attorneys last month, said he had become aware of the project and expressed concern it could inadvertently affect an ongoing dispute in the case.


The project, which started in 2011, allows archivists to determine which records have permanent value and should be saved for research and review, and which no longer need to be kept. According to the project website, the state has accumulated a case file of up to 8 million pages. “Storing and managing files was and continues to be a significant cost to the People and State of Alaska,” it says.

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Direct to Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Litigation Records Appraisal and Processing Project Web Site (via Alaska State Archives)

Project Summary with Archivist Sara Bornstein (via SchoolTube)

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