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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

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For Immediate Release: 9/8/2015

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Office of Historic Preservation Receives $40,000 Preservation Technology and Training Grant

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Amanda Blosser

Amanda.Blosser@parks.ca.gov

(916) 445-7048

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Park’s Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) received a $40,000 grant to develop a software application to streamline the recording of historical resources data.

“The mobile application will create a greater awareness of existing, known historical resources and make this data more quickly available to users of the California Historical Resources Information System,” said State Historic Preservation Officer Julianne Polanco.

The grant was provided by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), a division of the National Park Service. The purpose of this project is to develop a free, publicly-available application to capture descriptive and spatial information on historical resources, avoiding the need for paper recordation forms and allowing users to submit resource information electronically to the California Historical Resources Information System. This system is a collaborative relationship between OHP, the State Historical Resources Commission, and regional information centers that maintain statewide historical data. Currently this inventory is being converted to digital format from paper-based records.

The NCPTT Grants Program provides funding for innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Grant recipients undertake innovative research and produce technical reports which respond to national needs in the field of historic preservation. Since the inception of the grants program in 1994, the national center has awarded over 300 grants totaling more than $9.1 million in federal funds. More information about NCPTT is available at www.ncptt.nps.gov.

For information on OHP, please visit www.ohp.parks.ca.gov.

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