Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Boston Public Library digitizing govdocs

The New York Times reports that the Boston Public Library is embarking on a project to digitize its entire print Government Documents collection. The digital documents will be made freely available online. The library will begin the project by digitizing the House Committee on Un-American Activities hearings from the 1950s, which are regularly sought after by its patrons. Public.Resource.Org, a nonprofit group seeking to open public access to government records, and the Internet Archive, a San Francisco-based digital library, are partnering with the library on the project.

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