The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint is notorious for its genealogy, archiving, and indexing of familial and church history. Now the Catholic church is in the business of preserving history digitally, at least in one archdiocese. The new director of the archdiocesan Office of Archives and Records, Claire Galloway Jenkins, arrived recently at the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, ready to get started. The Georgia Bulletin brought this interesting news to our attention in their article, “New director ready to archive local Catholic history.”

Archivists are often responsible for acquiring or helping others access materials on removable storage media. Most of the time information is not packaged nor described as one would hope. It is a process and quite often a challenge to correctly index and archive historical data, but well worth it in the end.

Melody K. Smith

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