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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release December 2, 2009

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board meets Thursday

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(DES MOINES) – The Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board (IHRAB), a central advisory body for historical records planning in Iowa, will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, 210 Parkside Drive, in West Branch.

The board will discuss appropriate standards for digitization of historical collections, and also review an application by Luther College for National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Archives-Basic Projects grant funding.

The meeting is open to the public and teleconference participation is available by calling 866-685-1580; the access code is 5152816320. The meeting agenda is below:

Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board
Meeting – Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009
3 p.m.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum
210 Parkside Drive
West Branch, Iowa 52358

AGENDA
Introduction
Discussion

  • Luther college NHPRC Archives-Basic Projects proposal
  • Historical collections digitization standards  

Public comment and questions
Adjournment

Contact SHSI Deputy State Archivist Jeffrey Dawson at 515-281-7801 or jeffrey.dawson@iowa.gov for more information.

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The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a trustee of Iowa's historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa's past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa's historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.

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