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Haryana to undertake digitisation of rare records
In a bid to create consciousness among citizens and protect the rich historical and cultural heritage of the state, the Archives Department of Haryana has decided to convert rare archival records into electronic format.

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has decided to convert important records of historical, administrative and cultural value into digital format.

The Archives Department of Haryana will be undertaking the task of converting the rare archival records into digital format to prolong their life-span and to prevent them from withering away.

“All archival records will be converted into digital format. Working in this direction, we have decided to invite bids from reputed firms for conversion of rare archival records into digital format,” an Archives Department official said.

It will help us create archival consciousness among public, especially among students about the rich cultural heritage of the state. We have intended to get the documents into digital format at a minimum of 300 or 600 dpi using high resolution scanning technology. The stitched files or volumes would have to be electronically flattened,” he added.

The firms, which will be engaged for the work, will have to seek the services of a senior-level consultant for the supervision of the work on regular basis and the firm would have to submit a fortnightly progress report for monitoring of the work.

The Archives Department preserves for posterity the public and private records of historical, administrative, political, economic, social and cultural value and coordinates all operations connected with public records.

The department also tape records memoirs of freedom fighters and eminent persons of the state and promotes historical research and studies. The facilities of archival library and research room are also being extended.

Source: iGovernment