Friday, 4 June 2010
Gerald R. Ford library digitization
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library has announced the launch of a major program to digitize and post to the web some of its most important materials. The first digitization project was the "National Security Adviser Memoranda of Presidential Conversations, 1973-1977" - the Library's most popular and most used textual collection. Each folder of the collection contains the White House's transcript-like records and handwritten source notes from over 1,000 presidential meetings on foreign relations and national security matters, January 1973 - January 1977. The online collection is updated as new material is released. The Library holdings include more than 25 million pages of documents, about 450,000 photographs, and thousands of audiotapes, videotapes, and films with an online guide providing descriptions and finding aids. The Library continues to digitize to make more of this massive collection available to researchers via the Internet.