Making of America-Digital Collections Inventory
Council on Library Resources
Commission on Preservation and Access
Digital Collections Inventory Report
Preliminary ResultsBy Patricia A. McClung
Making of America (Cornell University and the University of Michigan)
A major digital library project, Making of America intends to preserve and make available in electronic form a significant corpus of primary source material on the history of the United States. During the first phase, Cornell University will collaborate with the University of Michigan; additional partners may join the project in later phases. Initially, 10,000 monographs documenting the period from 1850-1877 will be selected, scanned, and made available online beyond traditional institutional boundaries. A principle reason for a project of this scale is to provide sufficient texts and resources in a coherent subject area to enable substantive evaluation of the potential impact that widely available, networked digital collections can have on research and teaching.
Contact: Anne R. Kenney, Cornell University;