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The Here And Now
The Archives Corps
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1NSXfLl at September 04, 2015 at 02:31PM

The Archives Corps:


Meet the man behind a new effort to save documents and other artifacts before they disappear.

The result of this one project is the formation of Archive Corp. Basically, if you ever want to help save history, sign up and they will email about specific projects.

“Jason Scott has something of a reputation. He’s a historian who works for the Internet Archive, and he’s known in some circles as the guy who can save bits of history right before they disappear.So when he found out that a small store in Maryland that sold manuals for machinery was going out of business, and was going to get rid of its collection of nearly 200,000 obscure booklets in just a few days, Scott got to work….

“….Volunteers came from all over, Scott says. A whole family came through, a grandfather, daughter and granddaughter, who were all put to work. “There was one guy, he basically hitched a ride with a friend from Northern Virginia and went to this warehouse with no plan for where he was going to stay or how he was going to get home, just went and sorted manuals every day for three days. We had to shut the lights on him, he didn’t want to leave.”

ARCHIVE CORPS is a volunteer effort to organize the saving of physical materials in danger of loss. If this sounds at all interesting, please mailsignup@archivecorps.org to be informed of future activity 

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Tags:preservation, archives, volunteering, internet archive, DWCrosspost

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