Internet Archive Blog: Giving “Last Chance Books” New Life Through Digitization

Internet Archive: Giving “Last Chance Books” New Life Through Digitization. “Aging books are sent from libraries to the Internet Archive for preservation. Thanks to the careful work of the nearly 70 people who scan at digitization centers in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, the books get a second life with a new audience. Scanners sometimes call these ‘Last Chance Books’ and they take pride in restoring them. As they turn the pages one at time to be photographed and digitized, they develop a daily cadence—but it must be adjusted with fragile materials.”

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