Hidden treasures in the library : bridging the gap with digitized resources
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Poster presentation that reviews three single-title digitization projects completed at the University of Missouri libraries in response to user requests. Lessons Learned: 1) There really is not a bad candidate for digitization. As seen with the Paisa Akhbar, even resources with some missing text can be valuable to a researcher. The Book of Hours project allowed us to contribute a digital resource researchers indicated was needed. The University of Missouri Songs project reminded us just how quickly some resources can be taken from print to digital with a small amount of effort while yielding a large impact on the digital resource world. 2) It pays to build in time for spur-of-the-moment and special requests. In doing so, we've built positive relationships with our stakeholders and colleagues, built a reputation for being responsive to user needs, and are providing access to unique materials.