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DiPA Award Recipient Announced

The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipient of the Year 1 Digital Preservation and Access (DiPA) Award.

The purpose of the Digital Preservation and Access (DiPA) Award is to increase accessibility to historically significant and unique items in the South Central Region by providing funding for Network members to digitize portions of their collections. These digital collections will be made freely available online.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library, Little Rock, AR

Project: Preserving the History of Medicine In Arkansas

Description: Medical Society readily available in a searchable digital format in order to facilitate historic preservation and research related to the history of the health sciences in Arkansas. Objectives include the following: Purchase quality digital scanning equipment, establish procedures (including metadata, etc.) for creating a searchable digital database, scan the early publications of the Arkansas Medical Society and create a searchable database of the digital files, make the files readily available through the Historical Research Center’s digital collections website at, and eventually in PubMed Central, use the scanner to digitize and make available online other important historical materials after the funding period is complete.

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Please join us in congratulating the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library!

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