Adding Value to the University of Oklahoma Libraries History of Science Collections through Digital Enhancement

  • Maura Valentino Oregon State University


Much of the focus of digital collections has been and continues to be on rare and unique materials, including monographs.   A monograph may be made even rarer and more valuable by virtue of hand written marginalia.   Using technology to enhance scans of unique books and make previously unreadable marginalia readable increases the value of a digital object to researchers.  This article describes a case study of enhancing the marginalia in a rare book by Copernicus.

Author Biography

Maura Valentino, Oregon State University

Maura Valentino began her career as a Microsoft Certified Trainer, teaching programming and database administration.  She then returned to school and received a BA in Art History from the University of South Florida and an MSLIS from Syracuse University.  Beginning in 2009, she served as the Coordinator of Digital Initiatives at the University of Oklahoma and currently is the Metadata Librarian at Oregon State University.  Her research interests focus on the digital libraries, metadata and data management.



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How to Cite
Valentino, M. (2014). Adding Value to the University of Oklahoma Libraries History of Science Collections through Digital Enhancement. Information Technology and Libraries, 33(1), 25-33.