U.S. National Archives Selects Open Text And Impact Innovations

Dec 17, 2002


Open Text Corporation, provider of Livelink, collaboration and knowledge management software for the enterprise, and Impact Innovations Group have announced their joint efforts in developing a Livelink-based application for the United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The application, called the Master Location Register (MLR), has been specifically created for tracking information about the storage location of a significant segment of the important archival records in NARA's custody. An independent federal agency, NARA oversees the management of all federal records and ensures ready access to essential information. Internal to NARA, the MLR places key information regarding the location of archived items at the fingertips of NARA staff. The MLR leverages Livelink's secure information retrieval to enable NARA to enhance customer service and respond more quickly and efficiently to inquiries from government agencies and members of the public. NARA archivists will use the Livelink-based MLR to locate and track the physical movement of textual holdings in its two primary locations, Washington, DC and College Park, MD, which house in excess of 1,606,000 cubic feet of records. Following a request for information, NARA archivists will be able to use the MLR to quickly search for the physical location of the relevant resource and determine physical space usage to plan and manage the physical movement of records.

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