American MemoryThe National Digital Library Program: Archived Documentation

The Library of Congress / Ameritech National Digital Library Competition (1996-1999)

Lessons Learned

Award winners learned many lessons about digitization projects during the implementation of their award. To help others interested in drawing on this experience, the competition staff has summarized, extracted, and paraphrased points from some of the reports submitted by awardees. The extracts are organized by topics that correspond to required sections of the application as well as to major issues and topics in the organization of any digital conversion project.