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Thursday, September 07, 2006

OA to Indiana history

IU Digital Library Program leads projects to expand access to Indiana history, September 7, 2006.  An announcement from IU.  Excerpt:
The Indiana University Digital Library Program will advance two projects to make the state's history broadly available to Hoosiers, thanks to grants recently announced by the Indiana State Library. The projects one to digitize a 100-year run of a popular history journal, and the other to digitize historic correspondence from the utopian community of New Harmony leverage IU's strengths to benefit the state.

"The benefits are twofold," says Patricia Steele, Ruth Lilly Interim Dean of University Libraries. "Citizens across the state will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of their own history, and we at the IU Libraries advance our goal of providing free and open access to the information researchers need."

Both projects are expected to be online in summer 2007....