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DSC Technical Information Center (TIC) Completes Digitizing Project at Gateway NRA

Photo of a survey document at Gateway National Recreation Area, one of the many items scanned and archived by DSC Technical Information Center.

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Survey document at Gateway National Recreation Area, one of the many items scanned and archived by DSC Technical Information Center.

December 2011

Denver Service Center's Technical Information Center (TIC) staff completed a four-year archiving and scanning project at Gateway National Recreation Area. Gateway required ready access to their construction drawings throughout their geographic locations at the Staten Island and Jamaica Bay units in New York and the Sandy Hook unit in New Jersey. TIC services provided the solution.

TIC staff members spent two weeks each year for the past four years at the park’s main plan room appraising, inventorying, and preparing the drawings. The drawings were shipped to Denver for processing. Metadata records were created for each set, National Archives approved records retention status applied, and the drawings were scanned. Upon completion, the drawings were returned to the park for archiving. More than 1,800 drawing sets containing 8,836 individual sheets will now be just a few “clicks” away. In addition to drawings, 183 Gateway reports were processed.

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