Bush Library Wrestles with Presidential Emails

11:06 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Bush Library Wrestles with Presidential Emails

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The Dallas Morning News reports on a challenge facing the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University: How to archive the first Internet-age presidency? The Morning News writes that 200 million emails – 80 terabytes – from the Bush administration are set to be archived, but they must be reviewed and redacted; the center has a goal of processing 600,000 to 900,000 emails annually.
Though they fit on a few computer servers in an undisclosed, secure location, the emails represent about 600 million printed pages of material sent and received during the eight years of the Bush presidency, the first administration fully in the Internet age. By contrast, Bill Clinton’s 1990s administration generated about 20 million messages.