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Building Digital Collections:
Technical Information about American Memory Collections

Most American Memory collections contain a document, entitled Building the Digital Collection, which describes how the collection was digitized and what technology was used. Here, these documents have been brought together so that they might be easier to find and read.

Collections by Original Format
Written Materials (Books and Other Printed Texts, Manuscripts, and Sheet Music) Maps
Motion Pictures Sound Recordings
Photos and Prints  

Collections by Digital Format
JPEG MPEG QuickTime RealMedia SGML
MrSID TIFF WAV MP3  

Collections by Division
American Folklife Center

Collaborative Projects

General Collections

Geography & Map Division

Hispanic Division

Law Library

Manuscript Division

Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division

Music Division

Prints and Photographs Division

Rare Book and Special Collections Division

Award-Winning Collections from the LC/Ameritech Competition


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