Grant-Subsidized Pricing for LYRASIS Member Institutions
Creekside Digital is pleased to offer preservation-quality microfilm and microfiche digitization through the LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative, a program made possible by a $1 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This funding is used to subsidize the cost of the digitization for member institutions. There are essentially two requirements to take advantage of the subsidized pricing:
- An institution must be a LYRASIS member; and
- All images digitized via the Mass Digitization Collaboration must be made freely available online, either through the Internet Archive or a similar website.
At a minimum, all projects digitized by Creekside Digital through the Mass Digitzation Collaborative will include:
- 300-400dpi true optical resolution 8-bit uncompressed TIFF Digital Master file per the National Digital Newspaper Program imaging specification
- JPEG2000 derivative
- Searchable PDF derivative (“reader” files downscaled to 150dpi at Medium quality)
- “Sidecar” plain text versions of each image’s OCR data (required for loading images into searchable databases or content management systems such as CONTENTdm).
Microfiche will be scanned at 300dpi true optical resolution to the file types listed above. Step & repeat, jacketed fiche, and COM formats are all eligible for conversion, up to a maximum of 48x reduction.
Various options are available for LYRASIS members, including 2-up splitting and organization of output images by book / issue / volume etc.
For questions regarding pricing, project procedures, LYRASIS membership, the Mass Digitization Collaborative, etc., please contact Laurie Gemmill, Mass Digitization Program Manager for LYRASIS, at 800-233-3401 x2908, or email her at email@example.com.