Scanning TRAIL Project Technical Reports: A Workflow for a Large-Scale Collaborative Digitization Effort
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As part of the Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL) project, the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries Digital Projects Unit (DPU) has been working with the University of Arizona (UA) during the last three years to digitize technical reports that have oversized fold-outs and which are of non-consistent. Project managers in the DPU have developed a straightforward workflow for handling the large volume of technical reports for this collaborative effort. The poster would illustrate the process we use to digitize the reports including inventory, scanning, processing, metadata, and upload. The same workflow could be used by other institutions to manage similar large-scale digitization of text objects.