CLASS Project-Digital Collections Inventory

Commission on Preservation and Access

Council on Library Resources

Commission on Preservation and Access

Digital Collections Inventory Report

Preliminary Results

By Patricia A. McClung
February 1996

CLASS Project: Cornell University

This pioneering project scanned page images of 600 volumes, or 25% of Cornell’s pre-1917 imprints on higher mathematics (as well as another 500 volumes in other subject areas). It explored key issues relating to digital preservation of, as well as access to, deteriorating collections. It also focused on creating and documenting an economical, production level environment for mass conversion of retrospective collections to digital form, and it emphasized continuing access to bound, printed volumes.

Contact: Anne R. Kenney, Cornell Libraries,