December 19, 2014

Large Scale Digitization: Center For Research Libraries Reaches Five Million Digitized Items

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From CRL in Chicago:

CRL recently reached a milestone: over five million pages of digitized items from CRL collections are now available to CRL members. The item that marked this milestone was—appropriate to CRL’s collection strengths in regional newspapers—Growth of Newspapers in the United States (1928), by William A. Dill.

Growth of Newspapers was digitized at the request of a scholar at a CRL member institution as part of CRL’s digital delivery service, where items requested on loan are digitized when time and the format allow. All items scanned for digital delivery are retained and linked from CRL’s catalog, to support future access by researchers.

With CRL in-house production averaging nearly one million pages per year, researchers increasingly access CRL collections through digital delivery.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.