Hawaii State Archives presents digital archives update

Friday is Electronic Records Day and to recognize that the state gave an update its digital archives project.

The Hawaii State Archives has been storing paper records from various state agencies since 1906.

Three years ago, it began building digital archives to better preserve these records.

They say, the process has its challenges.

“Paper can sit in a box. you don’t have to do anything with it. it can just sit there on a shelf and it’ll be fine, as long as you’re conditions are good around it 11.35 but with digital, no. it can’t just sit in a file in a folder on your computer. it has to be managed and managed continually,” state archivist Susan Shaner said.

Some of these digital records are available online.

Visit the Hawaii State Archives website for more information regarding Electronic Records Day and the Hawaii Digital Archives Initiative, click here.


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