Milestones: National Archives (NARA) Tops 200 Million Digitized Pages in Online Catalog
From a NARA Announcement:
The National Archives Catalog now contains more than 200 million digitized pages.
The Office of Innovation collaborated with offices across the National Archives, as well as external partners like Ancestry and FamilySearch, to reach this milestone in August.
Technical upgrades that improved how the agency uploads images have been critical to meeting this milestone and staying on track for the ultimate goal: 500 million digitized pages in the Catalog by September 2026.
The 205,039,338 digitized pages reflect records digitized by the agency and its partners, and the pages can be found in more than 28 million archival descriptions in the Catalog.
“In the context of the past couple of years, digital access means so much to archives and to our customers,” said Digital Engagement Director Jill Reilly. “It has been really meaningful for us to accelerate our ability to get the content the National Archives and the partners have been generating and open that up to everybody via the Catalog.”
The latest additions are regularly updated on What’s New in the Catalog on the National Archives website.
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