$260K to county for records care

Grants totaling over $260,000 in Oneida County were among about $5.3 million in New York State Archives awards issued to hundreds of local governments and community organizations statewide, the Education Department announced.

The awards are intended to help those parties care for the records in their custody, including improvements in records management systems for the public. The State Archives are part of the Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education.

Among local grant awards:

Oneida County government, $70,000, document conversion and access;

Town of Camden, $21,514, inactive records;

Village of Boonville, $7,061, files management;

Holland Patent school district, $14,300, historical records; and

Digital Towpath Cooperative, Barnveld, $149,180, records systems.

Funding requests were evaluated using a competitive process adjudicated by records management and archival experts from throughout the state, said the Education Department. A total of 183 Local Government Records grant requests were awarded statewide, along with 10 Documentary Heritage Program applications, the department said.