In recent years, archival institutions have begun to digitally archive or preserve the items in their collections. This way, items are more accessible to those wanting to perform research but not necessarily handle the original documents and are not likely to be permanently damaged. One example of a digital preservation project is the one that forms the basis for this paper- the Oklahoma Historical Society's collection of out-of-print historical books that have been made available as e-books. Created over three years ago, this collection contains 22 books about Oklahoma and Texas history. The original publication dates of the books cover the years 1975 to 1986, and the conversion to e-books covers a period of nine years- 2010 to 2019. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the collection of out-of-print books on Oklahoma and Texas history that have recently been made available as e-books by the Oklahoma History Center.
Calix, Mary Frances
"Out-of-Print Books as e-Books: A Collection Analysis,"
SLIS Connecting: Vol. 10
, Article 5.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/vol10/iss1/5