Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Great Teams Make Great Products!

A celebration was recently held in Chester, Vermont to commemorate the successful completion of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set Digitization Project.  This marked the end of a very productive ten-year collaboration with Readex Corporation and Dartmouth College Library to conserve and digitize almost 16,000 volumes. 

At the celebration Carol Forsythe, Team Readex Project Manager, noted significant statistics: 
15,739 volumes were reviewed and conserved by Dartmouth’s Preservation Services for a total of 11,935,564 pages scanned at Readex.  The Serial Set (1789-1995) included 370,205 separate government publications and 74,495 maps.  The project grew in scope to include:
  • The American State Papers
  • Senate Executive Journals
  • House and Senate Journals
The success of this monumental venture was due to the diligence of those assigned directly to the project as well as those who provided logistical and other support throughout the library.  Or as was written on the cake, “Great Teams Make Great Products!” 

Barb Sagraves

Head, Preservation Services

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