Sharing our Knowledge
Part 4: Moving Forward
Sharing our Knowledge is a series of articles about the Historian Archives Project and how you can become involved.
We have described the Historian Archives passed down to us from Bob Strong, our former SFAA Historian. We have several filing cabinets full of paper records, notes, and other genealogical information. We discussed creating an online Digital Library catalog, as a means of letting people know what we have.
The Historian Archives also include thousands upon thousands of computer files. These files contain the Strong Updates manuscripts, additional Update books in progress, and other collected and submitted information. We also have various name indexes and other records. The amount of information we have is actually quite staggering!
In Part 3, we explained that cataloging and preserving the Historian Archives is merely a first step, and not terribly interesting in itself. Part 1 does have a tangible result – an online digital library with photographs, family albums, and a catalog of the information we have hidden away in the Historian Archives.
Now, moving forward, let’s suggest what we could do as a next step. This is just an idea of mine; it hasn’t been decided or acted upon; but it’s a way to accomplish a major SFAA goal without a large time or financial commitment. Continue reading