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With the increasing prevalence on online resources, the public is demanding better access, better service and better tools to find the information they request. Combined with the rapid increase of electronic record production and mis-use/mis-appropriation of electronic records, the Archives must recreate itself and become a digital repository as well as an analog one. The traditional archives built of brick and mortar is a thing of the past. The archives of the 21st century is virtual and must be built to store vast amounts of electronic of information from different sources, in many different formats, while ensuring access and maintaining authenticity. The task may be daunting, but the tools are becoming available to make this archives a reality. This session will focus on the tools used and the lessons learned from implementing a digital archives, with a strong look to the upcoming technologies that will enable cost-effective digital preservation on a large scale.
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