We designed and delivered a solution for a digital archive of the Serbia MoD, accessible to management and researchers. We successfully completed the imaging, classification and indexing of over 3.5 million pages spanning from the 1700s to the present, while simultaneously making search and retrieval of access to those documents much easier through digital indexing and a simple research user search interface. The complete collection of photographs from 1945 – 1957 is replicated in digital form, along with the meta data for the complete collection through year 2000. We accelerated mentoring of Ministry staff in the production and maintenance of the digital archive and celebrated a smooth final hand-over on Dec 31, 2009.

This project elevated the international profile of the Archive, considerably improved sustainability of the digitization process by increasing efficiency and reducing cost, elevated security of access to the holdings, and created a digital center for historical researchers.