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What is the Digital Pioneer Project?

Digital Pioneers is a project to document early innovations in the use of digitization in libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies in the words of the people who were an integral part of it all. Its purpose is not only to document these peoples’ experiences but also to compile and disseminate learning resources for LIS students and others interested in the evolution of the use and impact of digitization, digital materials and the Internet on cultural heritage institutions. These resources include valuable lessons for those currently in the field and those who will be joining it in the future.

We recognize that the Digital Pioneers featured on this website represent only a small selection of the many early leaders who contributed to development of new approaches to the many complex facets of digitization of cultural heritage resources. The project has come to an end, however, and no additional interviews will be added.

-- September 2012

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