Video shows how digital books are made

Millions of books from the UC Libraries have been digitized, but how?

A new 10-minute video, “The Story of the Digital Book“, takes you behind the scenes, following the journey of one book from the shelf to the screen.  It shows how the UC Libraries work with our partner organizations to scan books and make them findable online.  It also demonstrates several ways you can use these newly digital books, and explains how they’re preserved for the long term.

The video was produced by the California Digital Library’s mass digitization team.  CDL coordinates the UC Libraries’ mass digitization activities.

For tips on locating these materials, see our Find Books and E-books page.