LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — The Limestone County Archives is launching its new digital archives featuring a growing collection of historic photos, documents and government records previously unavailable to the public.
The digital archives can be found on the Limestone County Archives' website. The archives feature digitized Limestone County government records, special collections of historic photos and documents and videos and articles covering Limestone County history.
“This is such a great resource for research, education, and entertainment too,” said Limestone County Archivist Rebekah Davis. “We are excited to be able to share from the wealth of the Limestone County Archives collections in this way, and we see this having so many uses in the years to come.”
Users will be able to search the archives by keyword, subject, name, date, community or by browsing collections.
“One of the things I’m most excited about is the opportunity to feature certain groups of records based on their subject or time frame,” Davis said. “For example, this month we have added several records related to local Black history, just in time to celebrate Black History Month 2021. All users have to do is enter ‘African Americans’ into the search box to see all that we have available online so far, and then click on the photos or records that interest them to learn more, to ‘like’ the record, to download a copy, or to share what they found via email, Facebook, or Twitter, directly from our site.”
The digital archives were developed in partnership with Preservica.
"As an archivist, one of the most exciting aspects of our new Digital Archives is actually what the public doesn’t see, and that is the digital preservation,” Davis said. “Just like Limestone County has worked to maintain and preserve our physical records for more than 200 years, this Digital Archives is designed to permanently preserve our digital records in accessible formats for another 200 years and beyond.”
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