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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Official support for OA from German archivists

Two committees of Germany's Archivreferentenkonferenz des Bundes und der Lšnder (ARK) released a report in March, Digitalisierung von Archivgut im Kontext der Bestandserhaltung [Digitization of archival documents in the context of conservation], highlighting the value of OA for archival content.  ARK coordinates all state archives in Germany.

Klaus Graf excerpts the key passage.  Read it in German or Google's English.  He adds in a separate email, "This is the first 'official' statement of the archival community in Germany about OA."