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If JFK's doing it, you should too

As I was browsing News.com, I stumbled upon an article from a couple years back talking about a 10-year project to digitize the complete collection of papers, photographs, documents, and audio records of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Awesomely enough, this collection will be made available to people around the world through the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum website. Take a look at the details of this venture.
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As I was browsing News.com, I stumbled upon an article from a couple years back talking about a 10-year project to digitize the complete collection of papers, photographs, documents, and audio records of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Awesomely enough, this collection will be made available to people around the world through the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum website. Take a look at the details of this venture:

The archives of the Kennedy Presidential Library's research facilities currently include more than 8.4 million pages of the personal, congressional and presidential papers of JFK, along with more than 40 million pages of 300-plus other individuals who were associated with the Kennedy Administration or mid-20th century U.S. history.http://saveourwetlands.org/img/jfk.jpg

The archives also hold more than 400,000 still photographs; 9,000 hours of audio recordings; 7.5 million feet of motion picture film; and 1,200 hours of video recordings. The project to digitize the collection will begin with the official papers of President Kennedy.

Some of the papers and images that will be digitized and permanently preserved include records covering the moon landings program and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

And how is all of this possible? Document management, of course! There is expected to be 11 terabytes of digitized content when all of this is said and done. A great example of how document management can be used to preserve history for eternity while making rich assets available to citizens around the globe. I’m getting a little teary-eyed just thinking about it.

I’ve been told by many that JFK bears a striking resemblance to me. What do you think?

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