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Greene County Archives Training Saturday

As technology grows, so does our ability to store information. However, when it comes to keeping historical records, it can’t just be put on a flash drive. KSMU’s Adam Hammons has more on an archive training workshop in Springfield.

From nine to four on Saturday at the Greene County Archives and Records Center, the Secretery of State’s Office will offer training on how to preserve and archive historical documents. Participants in the workshop will learn topics like environmental control, storage and housing, and disaster preparedness.

With technology as it is, it’s easy to assume that the keeping of information has become quick and simple. However, Eric Sears, the Greene County Recorder, says technology has made it easy to record information, but not to store it.

“The initial thing of recording instruments has made it easier because you can electronically record records, but officially storing them has been a problem.”

He says sometimes information can be lost if a CD is damaged.

Sears says microfilm is mainly used in the archives because it can still be read without electricity.

Registration is required for the workshop. Anyone interested can call 573-751-4303.

For KSMU News, I’m Adam Hammons.