Treasures: Beautiful and Surprising Finds from the Digitization Project at Yale

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Though the Yale Digitization project will be put on hold due to Microsoft’s termination of the its Live Book Search project, the library expects to have 35,000 books digitized by June 2009. See some unexpected discoveries of the project team at a free exhibit at Sterling Memorial Library, on view Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m., and Sunday 12 noon-5:45 p.m.

When selecting books, digitization project staff inspected each item to make sure it could withstand scanning. During this inspection process, each book was opened and carefully examined, and sometimes surprises awaited. Staff soon realized that readers stashed all sorts of little treasures in books, from cross-stitch samples to photographs to dried flowers.

More library exhibitions here.

-Chris

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