Carole Ann Fabian (University of Buffalo) and Paul Spaeth (St. Bonaventure College) spoke about their digitization projects. Fabian talked about the UBdigit
project, which I've mentioned before
. Spaeth talked about a collection of Franciscan engravings and woodcuts
that they indexed and are now digitizing. The project at St. Bonaventure is much smaller, with more limited resources. The content, though, shows off a collection that is world-class.
One phrase that Fabian said stood out to me. She said that when considering a collection to digitize, one must ask:
What does this project add to the general knowledge of the world?
A good question, indeed.
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