From Investigation to Implementation

Building a Program
for the Large-Scale
Digitization of Manuscripts

Digitization & Access

The information in this section documents the workflows and processes developed for the Thomas E. Watson Papers Digitization Project. Throughout the project, we documented our process and maintained statistics when possible. This section of the website provides access to information covering the following topics:

Click here to view or download a diagram depicting the Thomas E. Watson Papers Digitization Project workflow.

Much of this information has directly informed the Southern Historical Collection's implementation of a large-scale digitization program, which employs an automated linking system between descriptions of digitized materials in collection finding aids and the digitized materials themselves housed in CONTENTdm collections. For an explanation of this system, see Using CONTENTdm & EAD to Deliver SHC Collections.