A group of academics, historians and librarians will soon put together plans for transferring the Georgia State Archives from the secretary of state's office to the state's public university system.
University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby Wednesday announced Clayton State University President Tim Hynes will serve as the panel's chairman. The group is expected to meet this month.
The transfer is part of a long-term agreement reached by Gov. Nathan Deal and Secretary of State Brian Kemp to keep the research and records facilities open.
Kemp this fall announced layoffs and plans to limit access to appointments, rather than offer constant business hours. He blamed the move on budget cuts ordered by the governor.
The transfer to the university system still requires approval by the General Assembly. Lawmakers convene Jan. 14.