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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: The Vatican Apostolic Library

Submitted by Andy Carter, ATLA Digital Projects Manager The Vatican Apostolic Library, founded in 1451 AD, is digitizing over 80,000 works from their archives. These scanned works – including manuscripts, prints and drawings - are being made available to the world at http://digi.vatlib.it/. Most recently, the Vatican has scanned and…

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