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Migrating Government Information from CD-ROMs: Scaling a Pilot Project

Presenter 1
Julie Linden
Yale University
Presenter 2
Gretchen Gano
New York University Library

Government information originally distributed on CD-ROMs is now posing challenges for long-term access. In 2006, librarians at Yale University Library’s Government Documents & Information Center undertook a pilot project migrating sample CD content to a server. The librarians normalized file formats, produced multiple forms of metadata for the CD-ROMs, and documented the methodology, workflow, and costs of this work.

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