Sunday, July 15, 2012

Scanning and digitizing in Hebrew

Beginning in 2013, the Israel State Archives plans to start an ambitious wall-to-wall project of scanning milions of documents (mostly in Hebrew) from its different collections. The documents should start going online a year or two later.

A similar project, though on a more limited scale, is the Haifa University and the Israel National Library project of scanning and digitizing scholarly materials written in Hebrew. The materials will be added to the JSTOR database, and it is the largest non-Latin language based project of JSTOR.

We hope the experience generated by the university-and-library project will contribute to the usefullnes of the archives project, too.

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