November 27, 2015

Digitization Projects: New Hampshire Historical Society Works to Digitize Entire Catalogue

From the Concord Monitor:

Bill Dunlap, executive director of the New Hampshire Historical Society, wants to make the past easier to find.

So ambitious is Dunlap’s plan of digitizing the society’s massive amounts of information and that of the state’s smaller, local historical organizations, that he dared mention drawing young people away from reality TV.


Following the lead of his counterpart in Maine, Dunlap is raising money for a plan to one day make digital images of everything in the museum and library.

That means 31,000 museum pieces, 250,000 photos and 2 million pages of manuscripts. “It’s a big undertaking,” Dunlap said.

The project began last year with what Dunlap called the quiet phase, or the fundraising campaign. Money is being collected from private donors, foundations and grants, and is part of a wider, $9 million scope to replenish the organization’s endowment and make changes in areas like energy efficiency.

Dunlap said about $3.5 million has been secured for the digital project, with $1 million to go.

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