Thursday, December 2, 2010

I-pad Aids Preservation

The WSSU Archives is working on a project to assist with both access and preservation of documents related to the early history of the University. This project entails the careful scanning of documents that are in danger of deterioration. These documents were scanned and attached to a metadata form so that the context of the document is not lost. These scans are then uploaded to the Archives I-pad so that researchers can still gain access to them without risking any further damage. The documents are still housed with the rest of the collection but are secluded for preservation. The metadata form was printed and included where the document was so that a researcher knows about the shift and we maintain original order. The goal of the project is to continue the preservation of the collection but also maintain a high level of access to the records.

Below is an example of the finished product.