Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Preserving a National Treasure

As many of our regular readers know the Library partnered with Readex Corporation to digitize the U. S. Congressional Serial Set.  The project was completed in 2013 and Deborah Howe, John Cocklin, and I created a book to celebrate the partnership.  The basis of the book was a slide show Deborah created for a presentation in the early years of the project.  We took her slides, added some other photos and created a story book which painted a broad picture of the process and acknowledged the staff at Readex and Dartmouth who had been involved.  The book was printed, bound, and given to Readex as a memento of our collaboration.

Our small gift was warmly received.  My counterpart, Carol Forsythe, asked if Readex could make an e-pub version and we gladly shared our files.  In this blog post, Preserving a National Treasure: A Partnership with the Dartmouth College Library, Carol describes the origin of our partnership and links to the e-pub.

Barb Sagraves, Head, Preservation Services 

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