February 8, 2011 - 16:40 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - In 2011, the National Archive of Armenia (NAA) plans to purchase new digitization equipment in England, Germany or Russia, allowing to significantly speed up paper archives digitization process, completing it within 10 years, the NAA director stated.
As Amatuni Virabyan told a news conference in Yerevan, the USD 40 000 funding for the equipment purchase was provided by former Prime Minister Armen Sargsyan.
A present, NAA contains 350 million documents. 41,711 cases were donated to the archive for eternal safekeeping; 30 000 provided for 50-year safekeeping.
871 documentaries were digitized in 2009-2010, with the remaining 1129 to be digitized within 2 years.