Protecting historical data is critical for giving an accurate view into the past and providing insights into our present. Now organizations such as the Washington State Archives are taking advantage of wireless environmental monitoring to ensure optimal storage conditions for both their paper records and digital archives.
Washington State Archives is responsible for preserving millions of records, providing a vital account of the communications, decisions, and actions of governors, legislatures, courts, and state and local agencies in Washington State. Its paper records date back to the establishment of Washington Territory in 1853. Meanwhile, its state Digital Archives facility — the first to be created in the United States — today includes more than 28 million searchable documents, photos, and other records online.