The project involves digitally indexing the names of newly-freed slaves and Civil War refugees cataloged in the National Archives. It is called the Freedmen’s Bureau Project. The effort is a trifold partnership among the genealogy society, FamilySearch and the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
With any digital archiving project, it is important to remember the value of a solid taxonomy. How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Professionals should look for an experienced builder of solid standards-based taxonomies to associate content for appropriate machine-assisted indexing. Access Innovations can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.
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