ZAI has supported the Digital Archiving Program since its inception in 1999. ZAI worked hand-in-hand with the Mint's Historian and its IT division to design, develop, and create the Mint's Digital Archives, including the digital repository, repository taxonomy, and physical library set-up; and establishing preservation procedures and techniques. Since then, we have digitized more than a half million historical documents and artifacts.
To ensure accessibility, ZAI performs 508 remediation for non-compliant scanned images stored in the Mint’s Digital Repository. Processing files can take as long as two hours per file for handwritten materials to as little as 15 minutes for files with simple content or photographic images with provided captions. Digital images are cross-referenced in the database to allow both images and physical materials to be located within a single search.