The Arctic libraries workshop encompassed international repositories and U.S. federal agencies with significant collections and/or research programs on the Arctic that propose to work together on the outlines of a major new technology project to enable discovery and access to the world’s Arctic collections, in conjunction with encouraging the digitization of an extensive new base of primary sources on Arctic subjects including scientific, economic, geographic, cultural, ethnographic, historical, and political topics.

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December 7, 2016
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Identifying critical next steps for Arctic collections

We have gathered representatives from more than 20 institutions including Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, Alaska State University, Library of Congress, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alberta- Edmonton, Alaska State Library, Alaska Library Network, Canadian Museum of Nature, University of Lapland, Yukon Archives, Dartmouth College, Bowdoin College, National Archives (NARA), Swedish Museum of Natural History and American Museum of Natural History.

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) had addressed the working group and expressed her support Alaska’s heritage preservation.