Revitalizing a library collection rich in educational potential

Jim Frutchey (Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Publication date: 2 November 2010



The aim of this paper is to clearly show the process, cost, and benefits of an audio digitization project within a university library.


From formulating the idea for a new digital collection available to patrons via the library catalog through implementation, promotion, and gathering feedback, each step is detailed.


Although it is a time‐consuming endeavor, the creation of unique digital library collections can produce a variety of benefits for both library patrons and librarians.


The paper is written by a librarian who is neither a computer nor cataloging expert. It is an attempt to show others who may have important but antiquated collections that digitization projects may be successfully completed without advanced technical skills or a large budget.



Frutchey, J. (2010), "Revitalizing a library collection rich in educational potential", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 26 No. 4, pp. 263-272.

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