Conference Proceeding: Digitization of the Cummings Collection of Judaica and Hebraica at UCLA

This presentation introduces the Cummings Collection of Judaica and Hebraica, part of the UCLA libraries, and the current project to digitize its particularly damaged and fragile volumes. The history of the collection, as well as some facts/figures about the collection and the digitization project will be discussed. The digitization decision tree and workflow will also be shared, followed by the decision to upload to the Hathi Trust and technical requirements for working with them. Finally, some of the difficulties of using OCR with Hebrew characters and on books with a number of conservation concerns will be shared.

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