04 August 2015

Public Comment Sought by NARA on Partnership Agreements with Ancestry.com and Fold3 (deadline 21 August 2015)

The NARATIONS blog of the U.S. National Archives recently published Ancestry.com Partnership Agreement for public comment which states ...

Digitization partnerships present an opportunity for increased access to historical government information through the increased availability of information technology products and services. NARA has shown that partnerships with private, public, non-profit, educational, and Government institutions to digitize and make available holdings can be a powerful model.

NARA has enjoyed a successful partnership with Ancestry since 2008. NARA has also partnered with Fold3, Ancestry’s sister site, since 2007. In the month of June alone, NARA records received 8.8 million views on Ancestry.com, and 2.5 million views on Fold3.com.

We are renewing our partnership agreement with Ancestry.com and Fold3.com, and welcome public feedback...

Use the above link to read the proposed major updates to the agreement.

The original partnership agreement is available for public review and comment on the Digitization Partnerships page. This page has ALL the digitization partnership agreements. 

To see what has been digitized via these agreements you can check out Microfilm Publications and Original Records Digitized by Our Digitization Partners.

To submit feedback, please email [email protected], or leave a comment here.

The agreement will be available for comment until August 21, 2015.

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