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Daily Illini Examines the CIC's Role in Digitization at the University of Illinois

Jul 20, 2010
The Daily Illini, the student newspaper at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on July 15 published an in-depth article spotlighting digitization efforts at the University of Illinois library and the CIC's role in those efforts.

The University of Illinois recently became the latest CIC member to start the process of digitizing its collection of  Government Documents for the CIC/Google Government Documents Project. The Daily Illini interviewed Mark Sandler, director of the CIC's Center for Library Initiatives, about the project.

“We’re now moving on to the University of Illinois, which has worked carefully to identify a substantial number of volumes to send. Then, in five or six months, we’ll move on to another CIC university,” Sandler told the paper.

The article also mentions the CIC's partnership with the Google Book Search Project to digitize up to 10 million volumes from the consortium, as well as the HathiTrust, the shared digital repository co-founded by the CIC members.

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  • Library Initiatives