In September 2011, the White House launched an online petition web site, We the People, where anyone can post an idea asking the Obama administration to take action on a range of issues, get signatures, and get a response from their government. It’s an experiment in democracy, which is generating new ideas and improving on old ideas every day. One of those rising ideas is “Yes We Scan.”
Yes We Scan is an effort by the Center for American Progress and Public.Resource.org to promote digitization of all government information in an effort to make it more accessible to the world.
You can read about Yes We Scan in the Archivist of the United States' blog at http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/?p=3903
I'd like to suggest that a similar process could be started to scan all documents of genealogical or historic interest in your area. Whether done by individuals or by societies, an effort to scan every available old document could benefit millions. Not only would genealogists appreciate your efforts, so would historians, social scientists, municipal planners, and many others.
What do you think?
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