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Digitizing Hidden Collections: Success Stories from Small and Medium-sized Digitization Projects [webinar announcement]

Although large-scale initiatives receive the lion’s share of the attention when we talk about digitization projects, countless small and medium-sized digitization projects provide invaluable access to hidden collections from North American libraries, archives, and museums. Spurred by the OITP Perspectives paper, “Digitizing Hidden Collections in Public Libraries, (pdf)” this 90-minute…

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National Federation of the Blind and US Department of Education Remind Libraries That Digital Information Must be Accessible to People with Print Disabilities

Digital information represents an opportunity for blind people and others who cannot read print to have equal access to the vast amount of information available through the nation’s libraries. Equal access is possible, but it does not happen automatically. The ALA adopted a resolution encouraging libraries to make sure their…

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Office for Information Technology Policy offers ‘perspectives’ on digitizing hidden collections in first publication of new series

The Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) today released the first publication of “OITP Perspectives” — a new publication series created to complement OITP Policy Briefs. The publication, “Digitizing Hidden Collections in Public Libraries,” was written by Gwen Glazer, staff writer/editor and social media coordinator at Cornell University Library, who…

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Library of Congress Makes Mark in Nationwide Digitization Endeavor

Members of the ALA Washington Office attended a celebratory event at the Library of Congress yesterday.  In its new nationwide digitization effort, the Library will scan its 25,000th book from the Library’s collection — “The Heroic Life of Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator” — a children’s book.  Funded by a…

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