February 14, 2011
Library of Virginia archivists are helping residents preserve their Civil War-era documents in cyberspace.
Archivists Laura Drake Davis and Renee Savits are working in different parts of the state, usually scanning documents on weekends. So far, they've scanned more than 5,000 documents.
It's part of a project the library is conducting in partnership with the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission.
Savits says the library has been bombarded with materials and scanning them takes time.
The documents will eventually be on display online.