California Polytechnic State University: Digitized Student Newspapers Provide Access To Campus History

California Polytechnic State University: Digitized Student Newspapers Provide Access To Campus History. “The library’s Special Collections and Archives folks decided to digitize Mustang News in honor of the 100-years celebration. Digital Archivist Zach Vowell, Digital Repository Coordinator Michele Wyngard and student assistants scanned all the microfilm copies. Collectively, they scanned 75,000 pages! Vowell and his team image-processed each issue and ran them through Optical Character Recognition (OCR), which allows users to execute the Search function within any issue. Overall, the team digitized 7,138 issues, which comes to more than 75 million words!”