Prof will study documenting military memories in digital age

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An assistant professor at Louisiana State University's library school has received a $391,000 grant to find the best ways to preserve the digital archives of veterans and active-duty service members.

Edward Benoit (BEN-wah) III already has studied how today's military members and veterans are documenting their service, since most no longer keep journals, letters and photos on paper.

The grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Science will let him look at the best ways to save those memories for future generations.

A news release says Benoit will conduct a series of focus groups, map technical requirements on existing standards, identify technical and policy-based challenges and propose a framework for protocol design. Using those findings, he will develop a series of workshops for archivists.