Research Buzz reported that National Archives just announced Plan to Digitize Historic Documents.
Excerpt: "Now, the good news is that these materials will be digitized fairly soon. By February 6, the announcement said, the digitized materials will be available at no charge in National Archives research rooms in Washington DC and regional facilities around the country. The bad news is that the digitized documents will not be available at no charge through the National Archives Web site until five years have elapsed."
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National Archives Announces Plan to Digitize Historic Documents