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Newmarket Public Library digitizes and share rare local history book

newmarket.PNGVITA member organization Newmarket Public Library recently got some press for their completed digitization of a rare local history book:

Written by Ethel Willson Trewhella, only 600 copies of the book were printed.  Four of those copies were donated to Newmarket Public Library’s history collection. And one of those was chosen to be scanned, electronically digitized, and uploaded to the library’s Digital History Collection.

“We are very happy to have this important book available in a digitized version that anyone can access through our website,” says Angele Barnett, the library technician in charge of the project. “Especially since the several copies of the book that we received over the years have become worn.”

Having the book digitized provides everyone with an opportunity to read it online, which will help in preserving the original copies from further wear and tear.

We’re happy to be a part of this project and to be able to share Ethel Trewhella’s work with the VITA Digital Toolkit. You can browse and search the book here.

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