RootsTech 2018 Access and Preservation Day


A host of family information is stored in valuable photos, books, newspapers, records, and more that are at risk of being lost. Efforts to preserve and digitally store these resources can save family histories for future generations.

Access and Preservation Day at RootsTech 2018 was a great opportunity to hear from some industry leaders who are taking important steps in preserving valuable information. Read from the highlights below to learn how certain organizations and libraries, such as the Internet Archive and the Allen County Public Library, are working to do just that. Find out how you can participate as well as access the irreplaceable digital archives they've preserved in the name of genealogy.

As Curt Witcher said, “As librarians and archivists, we are curating the stories of our lives.”

April 10, 2018
by Robert Raymond Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, presented the opening keynote of the Access and Pre…
April 10, 2018
Wendy Hanamura, Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, spoke at the Access and Preservation Day at RootsTech 2018. Her presentati…
April 10, 2018
Curt Witcher, manager of the Allen County Public Library (ACPL) Genealogy Center, spoke at the Access and Preservation Day at RootsTech 2018…


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