On two separate occasions over the past four years, the authors traveled to the former Soviet Republic of Georgia as part of a team charged with the work of training Georgian archivists in international descriptive standards as part of a database project. The Sakartvelo Database Project provided an introduction to Georgian history, culture, and the development of the country's archival program. It also provided a picture of what it is like to work in a former Soviet republic and the reality of what it is to handle language barriers and physical and environmental obstacles.
Carini, Peter and Drake, Kara,
"Finding a Common Ground: Working with the Georgian National Archives to Create a Trilingual Database,"
Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists
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