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Arkansas History Commission Announces Relaunch of Online Digital Archive

  • 24 Jun 2014 10:41 AM
    Message # 3027963
    Anonymous

    For Immediate Release                                                                                                               

     

     

    ARKANSAS HISTORY COMMISSION ANNOUNCES RELAUNCH OF ONLINE DIGITAL ARCHIVE


    June 23, 2014

    Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas History Commission is pleased to announce the relaunch on July 1 of its online digital archive through the Online Computer Library Center’s (OCLC) program, Content DM.  Content DM is used by archives and libraries across the country to share digitized archival material online. 

    The AHC initially launched its online digital archive through Content DM in 2006 but only with a limited selection of archival material.  In recent months, the agency has redesigned the site and added a number of new collections, including all five of Arkansas’s constitutions, historic maps, postcards, a World War I in Arkansas collection and a collection of Ozark folk music.  The project will be ongoing; the AHC will continue to add new archival material and new collections to the site.  Some future collections will feature material reflecting the cultural diversity of Arkansas, Civil War era material, flag drawings from the 1913 state competition to design Arkansas’s first official flag and oral history interviews with World War II and Korean War veterans. 

    The redesign of the site and its ongoing additions will allow the AHC to better serve its patrons by providing greater access to special collections materials. 

    The link to the site,  www.digitalarkives.com,  will be available through the AHC website, www.ark-ives.com and through social media.

    For more information, contact us at 501-682-6900 or state.archives@arkansas.gov.

     

    Danyelle McNeill
    Arkansas History Commission
    One Capitol Mall
    Little Rock, AR  72201
    501-682-6900

     

     

     

Arkansas Museums Association    P.O. Box 3292    Little Rock, Arkansas 72203

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