On December 2, we launched the AHPN digital archive in a grand unveiling at the Politics of Memory Conference.
A collaboration between the Guatemala National Police Archive (AHPN), UT Libraries, the Benson Latin American Collection, The Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LLILAS), and the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, the site offers unrestricted global online access to 12 million pages of documents that were recovered and scanned in Guatemala. These documents contain information about forced disappearances, torture, and murder committed during the counterinsurgency war in Guatemala. Safeguarding these documents online ensures the perpetual survival of endangered and vitally important human rights documentation.
Thanks to all the members of the UT Libraries technology staff who worked hard to make this momentous project, with its ambitious timeline, a reality.
The project team from the Libraries includes:
See more press about the new digital archive or read more about the 2005 discovery of the physical police archive.
Steve Williams, the Libraries Webmaster, worked with Amy Rushing and Colleen Lyon to publish a new site for Data Management Planning at UT. The site was built in the Libraries Content Management System and included in the Libraries surrounding theme. The web site highlights a new project that is a new collaboration with Information Technology Services (ITS), Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and the Office of Sponsored Project. For more information about Data Management at UT visit the site.
Sara Snow and Steven Williams, of Technology Integration Services, worked with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, D.C. to perform close to 400 updates to the AVOICE web site. After adding a new document library, a review of the site content was performed and with many changes of CBCF membership, Congressional Bills, and Congressional Electors, a large number of updates were required. In addition, several documents were moved form one document gallery to another.