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The Obama Presidential Library That Isn’t – The New York Times

Editor’s Note: Not a research library after all, and no documents except online.. not so good, even in the 21st Century…

“But the center, which will cost an estimated $500 million, will also differ from the complexes built by Barack Obama’s predecessors in another way: It won’t actually be a presidential library.In a break with precedent, there will be no research library on site, and none of Mr. Obama’s official presidential records. Instead, the Obama Foundation will pay to digitize the roughly 30 million pages of unclassified paper records from the administration so they can be made available online.”

Unlike the complexes of previous presidents, the Obama Center will be privately run and will not include a federal research library onsite. Instead, his unclassified official records will be digitized and made available online. Credit The Obama Foundation
Unlike the complexes of previous presidents, the Obama Center will be privately run and will not include a federal research library onsite. Instead, his unclassified official records will be digitized and made available online. Credit: The Obama Foundation
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