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The Albert Einstein archives digitization project: opening hidden treasures Dalia Mendelsson Edith Falk Amalya L. Oliver

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Accepted 12 October 2013


The Albert Einstein archives
digitization project: opening
hidden treasures
Dalia Mendelsson and Edith Falk
Library Authority, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, and

Amalya L. Oliver

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Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the organizational and technological processes and strategic choices that led to the successful digitization project of the Albert Einstein Archives. Design/methodology/approach – This is a case study of the major challenges that were associated with the project. These include: the integration of the archives in the academic environment; the management of a project of such magnitude within the university organization and between different stakeholders and the technological aspects of the project and user experience. Findings – A digitization project requires not only the archival staff expertise but also information specialists, IT staff, analysts and usually the digitization staff for processing the archival material. Finding...

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