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Abstract – A leaking pipe damaged a number of the universities theses and dissertations. This resulted in a project to digitize these materials as both a preservation measure and method to improve access to the collection. The specific details of the process of digitizing the geology theses and dissertations are discussed, as well as the problems that were encountered with the geology titles. The decisions that were required are listed, with reasons as to why those decisions were made, and the results of the projects are reviewed. As a result of the lessons learned from this project the University of Wyoming libraries have since digitized all of our theses and dissertations.

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Proceedings of the 42nd Meeting of the Geoscience Information Society


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