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ERIC Number: EJ813425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Mass Digitization at Yale University Library: Exposing the Treasures in Our Stacks
Weintraub, Jennifer; Wisner, Melissa
Computers in Libraries, v28 n9 p10, 12-16 Oct 2008
In September 2007, Yale University Library (YUL) and Microsoft agreed to partner in a large-scale project to digitize 100,000 books from the YUL collections--an ambitious effort that would substantially increase the library's digitized holdings, particularly in the area of its own text collections. YUL has been digitizing materials from its collections for many years, primarily in the area of visual art materials and slides, some specific textual materials, and a small number of books in need of preservation. However, YUL had yet to undertake an effort to digitize a major portion of its book collection. This article presents an analysis of YUL's special needs regarding mass digitization, illustrate the workflows and in-house technical developments necessary for mass digitization, and summarize the lessons learned and future directions for large-scale digitization at YUL.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut