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Celebrating Collaboration in Ohio

The Spring 2012 issue of DttP:Documents to the People has an article that shows the power of librarians working together:

Laster, Shari. Crossing Institutional Boundaries to Build a Digital Collection. Dttp: Documents to the People, v.40, no. 1, p.25.

The article describes a project by the Ohio Government Documents Roundtable to build a collection of digitized publications from the War Relocation Authority.

What distinguishes this article from others about building digital collections is that this was done under the umbrella of a state government documents roundtable with the support of a number of Ohio libraries. I find this to be an exciting model for collaboration elsewhere.

According to Ms. Laster, future plans of Ohio GODORT include adding new collections, which will probably require the development of a process for distributed digitization. All of us at FGI wish them well in that work and hold up Ohio as an example of how other state GODORTs might be able to collaborate on projects of statewide interest.

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