Lessons Learned: Digitization of Cooke County Ledgers

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This paper describes a grant project to digitize Cooke County, Texas ledgers. The project was funded in part by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and involves digitizing and hosting several rare and unique collections representative of the Civil War. The UNT Archives partnered with the UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit (DPU), which managed all stages of the digitization. This paper describes and examines the process the DPU implemented to digitize the Cooke County ledger collection; in doing so, it provides insight into the problems one might encounter, as well as recommendations for institutions that may be considering similar digital projects.

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Creation Date: March 2012
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Barker, Trista

University of North Texas

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Berrios, Reyes

University of North Texas

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Fisher, Sarah Lynn

University of North Texas

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Krahmer, Ana

University of North Texas

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Tarver, Hannah

University of North Texas

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  • Creation: March 2012
Description:

This paper describes a grant project to digitize Cooke County, Texas ledgers. The project was funded in part by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and involves digitizing and hosting several rare and unique collections representative of the Civil War. The UNT Archives partnered with the UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit (DPU), which managed all stages of the digitization. This paper describes and examines the process the DPU implemented to digitize the Cooke County ledger collection; in doing so, it provides insight into the problems one might encounter, as well as recommendations for institutions that may be considering similar digital projects.

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Keyword(s): microfilm management | digital file management | metadata | scanning
Source: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
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Series Title: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
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UNT Libraries
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