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Erchive project hits 100,000 documents

Erchive project hits 100,000 documents

The online newspaper Cambodia Express News said at a conference Wednesday that it had completed digitising 100,000 historical documents as part of an archival project. Pen Samitthy, the publisher of the news service and president of the Club of Cambodian Journalists, said the creation of a richer storehouse of Khmer historical documents would benefit students and other researchers. Michel Tranet, a scholar of Khmer history and culture, and the main researcher for the digitisation project, said he had been collecting Khmer historical documents since 1993. “I am ambitious about making Khmer history and culture known internationally,” he said. “I want to preserve Khmer culture because [culture] is important for any developing country.”

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