UC Berkeley Book Scanning Projects

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Associate University Librarian and Director of Digital Initiatives and Collaborative Services at UC Berkeley, Erik Mitchell, recently contributed Digitization is Golden: UC Berkeley Book Scanning Projects to the California Digital Library’s CDLInfo News.

Mitchell details a number of book digitization projects underway in various UCB Libraries, many as part of the Google Books Library Project. Both the Bioscience and Music Libraries have contributed volumes to the project, scanning and uploading digital copies of the books to HathiTrust and Google Books where they’ll be publicly available.

Another major scanning intiative is the Federal Document Archive project, which aims “to build a print and digital archive of federal documents held by UC libraries,” with UC Berkeley planning to contribute 500 titles each month.

See also: Digitizing UCB Theses and Dissertations