Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Big push to digitize photos in archives

Digital archivist Duane Rodel is painstakingly scanning the Wisconsin Veterans Museum's collection of more than 1,700 Civil War era images, and the image of Old Abe, the bald eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin, is his favorite. With interest in the Civil War boosted by 150th anniversary observances, museum staff members have seen a surge in requests for Civil War era photos and documents. "We're moving into the Google Age, and people wonder why (the collection) isn't online," said Andrew Baraniak, the museum's processing archivist. • Article

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