Digitization Costs

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The Dartmouth Hop!

Approximately 300,000 pages of the Cornell Daily Sun, published between 1880 and 2000, will be digitized for this project. The cost to digitize one academic year's issues is $5,000 for papers produced through the early 1970s. Because the size of the Sun increased in the mid-70s and through the 1980s, digitizing those volumes will cost $7,500–$10,000. This includes scanning the original newspapers to produce digital images, indexing the text and creating the database to allow full-text searches, and mounting the images and data on the Web. We are encouraging donors to consider gifts of $20,000 or more in support of this project, which will enable the library to digitize the Sun archives in four-year segments.