Digitization of yearbooks can foster connections

September 14th, 2012 | Posted by Kevin Corley in Document Management

Many corporations have recently moved their files onto computers. This can help leaders to make sure their records are safe from physical destruction, password protected and easily accessible by employees. This sort of document management can save firms a lot of money over time, making the option attractive for organizations of any size.

This can be also be true for large schools that hope to move their older files online. According to the Daily Tar Heel, the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (NCDHC) is gathering University of North Carolina yearbooks dating back to 1890 and posting them online. The source said this is simply another effort within the overarching initiative of the college to embrace digitization.

"We want the people of North Carolina to realize the rich cultural heritage we have here," NCDHC program coordinator Nick Graham told the Daily Tar Heel.

The files will also include information from scrapbooks, the newspaper explained, including minutes from meetings, photographs and comments from students.

UNC is not the only college to pursue digitization in the recent past – according to the Daily Nebraskan, archivists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been making computerized copies of files at the Love Library.

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