Digitally recording GATT for posterity

October 16, 2003

In the spring of 1999, a Stanford professor and two university librarians walked into the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, to propose an unusual collaboration. The trio proposed sending a team from Stanford to record millions of pages of GATT documents, archival material and publications moldering away in a hodgepodge of boxes stored throughout the building. In return, the WTO would receive a set of digitized searchable historical files.

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