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Digital Spotlight: Digitization Cost Calculator

Submitted by Andy Carter, ATLA Digital Projects Manager Planning for a possible digitization project requires cost and time estimates for which there are few good models. Digitization is ubiquitous in libraries, museums, and archives in the 21st century, but due to the variance of institution type, available resources, and experience with…

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Digital Spotlight: DPLA Fest 2017

Submitted by Andy Carter, ATLA Digital Projects Manager On April 20-21, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brought its annual conference to the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago’s South Loop. Several hundred librarians, archivists, and technologists enjoyed two days of presentations and lightning talks on the present and…

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Digital Spotlight: Robots Reading Vogue

In this month's installment of Digital Spotlight, Andy Carter, ATLA Digital Projects Manager, shares Robots Reading Vogue. The Digital Humanities at Yale University Library acquired the text, scans, and metadata of the entire Vogue catalog (1892-present) from ProQuest. As the library states, "One of the great things about academic libraries is…

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Digital Spotlight: Rosa Parks Papers

The Library of Congress has digitized the papers of Rosa Parks. The archive spans the years of 1866-2006, with the bulk of the material dating from 1955 to 2000. This collection includes roughly 7,500 manuscript items and 2,500 photographs, including Park's first-hand recollections of the Montgomery bus boycott and personal correspondence with…

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