January 21, 2022

Washington State Archives’ Digital Archives Reaches 200 Millionth Record

From the Washington Secretary of State:

The Washington State Archives’ Digital Archives reached a milestone achievement late last week when it entered its 200 millionth record into the state database.


The Washington State Archives’ Digital Archives is the nation’s first archives dedicated specifically to the preservation of electronic records from both state and local agencies that have permanent legal, fiscal or historical value. The facility, which opened in 2004, includes a research room, computer research stations, a high tech presentation classroom, and a world-class data center.

Digital Archives delivers broad public access to both digitized and “born digital” records of state and local government, provides government accountability and – in the case of digitized documents – helps preserve the originals.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.