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Digital pioneers

Three Cornell librarians -- Anne Kenney, Peter Hirtle and Oya Reiger -- were named to a list of the most influential early digitization innovators around the world.

Digital Pioneers is a project to document early innovations in the use of digitization in libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies in the words of the people who were an integral part of it all. Its purpose is not only to document these peoples’ experiences but also to compile and disseminate learning resources for LIS students and others interested in the evolution of the use and impact of digitization, digital materials and the Internet on cultural heritage institutions. These resources include valuable lessons for those currently in the field and those who will be joining it in the future.

To watch interviews with all the digital pioneers, visit the Digital Pioneers website.