A Palmer School of Library and Information Science Project is Digitizing Pieces of Long Island History
A staff of 10 at the university, including eight graduate students, is digitizing the archives of 26 historical societies, and plans are in the works to expand the project. So far, they have scanned nearly 15,000 historical documents in the digital laboratory at LIU Post and at area historical societies.
The Palmer School has already met with 17 more historical societies on Fire Island and intends to increase the number of students to 14 a semester.
“With digitizing, our job is just to capture images at high resolution, but I found it difficult not to get lost in the material,” said Aliki Caloyeras, 44, who is pursuing a master’s degree in library and information science.
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