This project will rescue historical materials available nowhere else, while providing a wider audience with vastly improved access to these resources. This new technology will also allow the UF Libraries to include audio and video clips in our collection.
Caleb and Michele Grimes, UF graduates, have generously provided $25,000 to support our digitization project. We are grateful for their gift.
Although we have scanned more than 30,000 pages of interview transcripts, the Digital Library staff continues to work on this time-consuming project, including Lourdes FinoSanchez, who edits them through "text mark-up" in the Digital Library office. We went "live" in Fall 2006 with a majority of our interviews, but will continue to work with the Digital Library to complete this online collection.
This is an important step forward for our program. Read "The Importance of Digitizing Oral Histories", (PDF) by Deborah Hendrix.
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