Case study of a mass digitization project of archival collections utilizing the Internet Archive Scanning Center and TT Scribe machinery for imaging and the Internet Archive platform for access, storage, delivery to researchers, and preservation and backup needs. We discuss how this strategy benefits researchers, improves discovery, and provides robust search of collections through OCR and search through Internet Archive platform. Examples include the digitization of extensive collection of scrapbooks and 19th and 20th century correspondence from the Director's Office of the Perkins School for the Blind (Formerly Perkins Institution) and correspondence by and related to Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan, and Sullivan’s biographer Nella Braddy Henney. This project is a model for small institutions with low budgets and limited staff.
"Mass Digitization for Small Institutions: Leveraging Digital Book Technology for Manuscript Collections,"
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 9
, Article 2.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol9/iss1/2