Records Management

Digitize everything

'Google Books' (as a verb) the government. Set as a goal before the next census to have scanned every unclassified document the government has ever printed, drafted, or otherwise produced. I would say the same of the Library of Congress--make sure that every item that has passed out of copyright is scanned and made available free online. And be creative with your indexing: I can imagine some fascinating opportunities to employ a bunch of 19th and 20th century historians to better annotate this database, and CS folks to break down the barrier between the archive and the Main Street library.



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Idea No. 29