Marking the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, the JFK Library Foundation on Thursday unveiled the nation’s largest online digitised presidential archive, providing access to papers, records, photographs and recordings of the 35th president’s thousand days in office. Working 200 feet underground in an abandoned limestone mine, Hans Jensen of Iron Mountain carefully digitises a film of President Kennedy for uploading to a new online archive. The four-year online archive digitization project, which in compressed form used about 117TB of storage , includes about 200,000 document pages; 300 reels of audio tape containing more than 1,245 individual recordings of telephone calls, speeches and meetings; 300 museum artifacts; 72 reels of film; and 1,500 photos. The sheer volume of digitised materials is unprecedented for presidential libraries whose collections were not born digitally, according to a foundation statement.
Source: Tech World
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