Library Prepares to Digitize Plans
In preparation for the planned partnership with Emerson College, Marlboro’s Rice-Aron Library is embarking upon a major project that will ensure the preservation of and continued access to students’ Plans of Concentration from all years. The library will have Plans completed prior to 2005 digitized and made accessible through their catalogue, where the majority of newer Plans are already available.
Although scanning the full collection Plans has always been the library’s intention, the immensity of the task and the disruption to the Plan Room has delayed the task until now. The imminent possibility of the Emerson alliance has made digitizing Plans a top priority, and an important part of Marlboro’s lasting legacy.
Starting on February 4, roughly 1500 Plans will be sent out for careful digitization by Morgan Records Management, a full service document management service based in Manchester, New Hampshire. This means that these Plans will not be available in the Plan Room through the remainder of the spring semester. The majority of Plans from 2005 and newer will still be accessible in the Plan Room and through the library’s catalog, where they ultimately be joined by the full complement of Plans.