Friday, May 24, 2013 11:57
National Archives Launches Data Base Index Registration In Harper
Story by Lewis S.Verdier, II in Harper
The Center for National Documents and Records/National Archives has visited Maryland County for the purpose of collecting deeds (Archives) in order to digitize the country's essential records. Briefing the INQUIRER in Harper recently the Director of the Tubman Library Museum and Archives, Mr. Anthony Nyema Cooper said the national archives has begun the process of digitizing the country's records so that they cannot be missing.
He said books, deeds (Archives) dating from the 1800s including the present archives were collected by the Center for National Documents and Records/National Archives and taken to Monrovia where they will be digitized and to each deeds an index number will be assigned (attached) in order for anybody anywhere in the world to pluck in their index numbers and locate their documents, “a data base system,” he said.
The information which the archives will enter will be sent back to Maryland County where people will now use the digital registration instead of them using pen to write in books their essential information. Mr. Cooper said this is a national process that has already started in Monrovia. In the leeward counties it is the pilot project of the registration exercise and in August the exercise across the country will soon begin.
In keeping with this new system introduced, he said the Center for National Documents and Records/National Archives has therefore planned to conduct computer training for staffers not only in Maryland but across the country in rural areas to enable them have computer knowledge to be able to do the work.