[lit-ideas] JFK papers, photos to be put on Internet

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  • Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 17:00:29 EDT

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BOSTON - The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is launching a  
massive project to post 48 million pages of documents, 400,000 photos and 
1,200  hours of video on the Internet.  
The late president's papers will be digitized first, and could  be available 
on the Internet in 18 months, said Allan B. Goodrich, the library's  chief 
The entire projects, which also includes 7.5 million feet of motion-picture  
film and 9,000 hours of audio recordings, is expected to take a decade to  
"President Kennedy loved history and drew inspiration from it. Hopefully, by  
making these collections widely available, we can inspire new generations in  
many lands," the late president's youngest brother, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy 
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The JFK Library undertaking will serve as a pilot program for a presidential  
library system that has more than 400 million papers, said Sharon Fawcett,  
assistant archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration, which  
has responsibility for all 12 presidential libraries. 
The project will uses computer equipment and technical support donated by EMC 
 Corp. in Hopkinton.

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