Thesis

Digitizing minority-based collections: a case study on the Japanese American digitization project

Thesis (M.A., History (Public History))--California State University, Sacramento, 2018.

The Japanese American Digitization Project sought to digitize 10,000 items part of 13 CSUs Japanese American collections. During the Digitization process, CSU Sacramento found some issues that are common with minority-based collections. The purpose of this project is to provide a case study on how one archival institution addressed those issues as well as how much of an impact the Japanese American Digitization Project had on the accessibility of a minority-based collection. The results of the case study show how simple solutions can improve the quality of the digital scans and the increase in activity on websites that contain the Japanese American Archival Collection represent the accessibility of the collections.

The Japanese American Digitization Project sought to digitize 10,000 items part of 13 CSUs Japanese American collections. During the Digitization process, CSU Sacramento found some issues that are common with minority-based collections. The purpose of this project is to provide a case study on how one archival institution addressed those issues as well as how much of an impact the Japanese American Digitization Project had on the accessibility of a minority-based collection. The results of the case study show how simple solutions can improve the quality of the digital scans and the increase in activity on websites that contain the Japanese American Archival Collection represent the accessibility of the collections.

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