Thursday, June 12, 2008

Blog post; Scan and Release: Digitizing the Boston Public Library

This long blog post, with photos, notes the abundant amount of information that Boston Public Library has.
Of this abundance, the digital group has so far scanned about 24,000 objects. When I point out to Maura Marx, the group’s head, that, given the library’s estimate that it has maybe 23 million objects, she’s looking at a 2,000 year project, she tells me that they’re just getting started. They’re going to bulk up, maybe do some offsite digitizing, and begin to make some serious progress.
I wonder how many years this project really will take?

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