Sunday, September 30, 2012

State archives' shrinking budgets and expanding paper and digital documents

"State archivists are scrambling to learn how best to handle digital records just as they are absorbing the largest budget cuts in recent memory.

City and county governments are shrinking, too, so local officials are either not collecting as much information or simply sending what they do collect straight to the state repositories.

The volume of paper records held by state archives jumped to more than 3.9 million linear feet in 2012 from about 2.5 million linear feet in 2006, according to a survey by the Council of State Archivists."

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