Thursday, April 12, 2007

mass digitization of historical documents

MARC completes mass digitization of historical documents:

"The history of Guam is going high-tech, thanks to a project sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Over 200,000 pages of documents currently housed at the Micronesian Area Research Center at the University of Guam have been digitized for preservation and access purposes.

Associate professor Omaira Brunal-Perry says the yearlong endeavor cost an estimated $100,000. 'We're talking about the collection of the judicial records of Guam during the 19th Century in the Spanish era. We're talking about the old land records of the early 20th Century as well as the judicial records during the pre-war Naval administration. So those documents don't have duplicate anywhere else,' she explained.

Brunal-Perry adds that besides the 260 DVDs comprising the collection are being housed in both Utah and locally at UOG. In the future they hope to make the collection available via the Internet as well."

my thanks to:-

Genealogy Librarian News: Family History Library digitizes Guam's Records: "KUAM-TV of Guam reports that the Family History Library (Salt Lake City, UT) has completed the digitization of the historical records of Guam housed at the Micronesian Area Research Center MARC at the University of Guam.

University of Guam - Google Search
Guam - Wikipedia
and from another viewpoint
CIA - The World Factbook -- Guam
Guam was ceded to the US by Spain in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later.
Guam - Google Search


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