Oklahoma digitizes Native American records

September 7th, 2012 | Posted by Kevin Corley in Information Management

Businesses in all industries can often able to quickly realize the benefits of transferring documents over to electronic information management systems. Not only can incorporating the technology make locating and searching through files faster, but the method ensures that the information is preserved and available for people to access online.

With some of the benefits in mind, the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Secretary of State's Office recently decided to move files from the Oklahoma and Indian Territories online, according to the Indian Country Today Media Network. Much of the information that will be digitized comes from ledger books from 1890 to 1907, the source detailed, and can now be accessed at OKHistory.org.

"While the database is not searchable by personal name, it is quite user-friendly if you spend a bit of time getting used to the terminology," said OHS research librarian Debra Spindle, according to the news source.

Government-related organizations want to make the switch from paper to electronic means for many reasons. According to the Records and Information Management Service of Alaska, digitizing records allows for more space within an agency to be freed and increases accessibility by workers at the group and consumers. 

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