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News Archive - Jun 2006

JFK Library to Digitize Holdings

Jun 9, 2006: The JFK Library has announced plans to undertake a large-scale plan to digitize its holdings of 48 million pages of documents, 400,000 photos, and thousands of hours of video and audio recordings. See the news release on the JFK Library and Museum website, as well as a Boston Globe story. Most of these materials will be made available via the internet, and the project is expected to take a decade. Today, Senator Edward Kennedy joined U.S. Chief Archivist Allen Weinstein and EMC chairman Joe Tucci in making the public announcement. EMC is providing technology and expertise to the project. At the announcement, Senator Kennedy noted that “President Kennedy wrote that history was the means by which a nation establishes its sense of identity and purpose.”

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