04/16/12 - 8:49am
Many Alaskans may not have heard about the dire condition of Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museums in Juneau. The state's treasures of records, historical photographs, and museum artifacts are at great risk in the present facilities. They are too small, technologically insufficient, outdated, and structurally deficient. The collections are not connected physically or digitally for statewide access. The State Archives building is literally splitting in two, as the rear half was constructed on bedrock and the front half on failed pilings.