A New Zealand Public Library is Digitizing Nearly 200,000 Index Cards From 1851-1993 Containing Local Info
From the Otago Daily Times:
Dunedin Public Libraries has begun the huge task of digitising more than 140 years of index card records.
The 199,000 index cards from 1851-1993 containing information from newspapers and about community groups are being uploaded online as part of a digital archive entitled ‘‘Scattered seeds – He Purapura Marara”.
Collections and access manager Linda Geddes was under no illusions about the scale of the project: ‘‘It might take 10 years”.
Library event co-ordinator Kay Mercer said the library was looking for transcribers willing to help with the project.
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