Texas A&M University Libraries Announces Digitization Of The Battalion

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The Texas A&M University Libraries are proud to announce their newspaper digitization project. The project is being kicked off by digitizing all issues of TheBattalion held in the Libraries’ collections.

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This digitization project is a coordinated effort between the Texas A&M University Archivist, Greg Bailey, Assistant Professor at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives and both the Preservation and Digital Initiatives Units in the Libraries.

The decision to start the digitization project was driven by the high number of requests the Libraries receive to view back issues of The Battalion. These requests come from academic researchers as well as others looking for information about family and friends. However, the current condition of the newspapers is an issue. Having been created using inexpensive, acidic wood pulp, many copies are now fragile, torn, or have been bound using outdated methods.  The Preservation unit is taking this opportunity to preserve and…

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