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State Archives Accessible Online With New Google Partnership

  

(AP) - The California State Archives is teaming up with the Google Cultural Institute to make its exhibits available worldwide and online.

The project, announced Tuesday, means audiences can experience state artifacts in a digital format. Three collections are now available and the office plans to expand the online offerings in the future.

Secretary of State Alex Padilla says the digitization makes the state's history accessible and available to the public.

The current collections allow users to dive into the history of the state park system, the the secretary of state's office and an influential political campaign company. An estimated several hundred images have already been digitized.

Mufaddal Ezzy, Google's California state manager for governmental relations, says the initiative reflects his company's commitment to making the world's information organized and useful.