From the NARAtions Blog:
Digitization opens up access to our records. Of the 13 billion paper records in the National Archives, we currently have 42 million pages available online.
By coming into the Innovation Hub and scanning records held by the National Archives, researchers create high-quality digital images. Instead of the typical process of researchers making one photocopy of the records for their own use, researchers in the Innovation Hub provide their scans for everybody’s use. Scanners are free to use and researchers can take a copy of the images home with them at the end of the day. The scanned records will show up in our online catalog 8-10 weeks later, and are then available for researchers near and far to use.
The most popular documents scanned in the Hub are files that are of genealogical interest.
Our current project is the digitization of the 100,000 pages of logbooks of Coast Guard vessels that served in the Vietnam War. Coast Guard veterans today use these logbooks to establish service for Veterans Administration claims.
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