Claire O'Neill
Claire O'Neill
Library Services, Wiley

Scholarly societies and related institutions around the world are home to extensive archive collections, many of which have yet to be explored by today’s researchers. Methodical digitization of these historic original sources is critical to both their preservation and their integration into everyday research.


Now, these scholarly institutions are beginning to form strategic partnerships to enable the discovery and accessibility of their archive collections, revitalizing integral evidence of the scholarly record.


So how do these materials go from the remote physical archives to being a click away at a university library?


Check out the infographic below to see how we boil down the extensive process into five core steps.



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Download the eBook, Making Historical Collections Accessible, to learn more about the digitization of primary sources.