The Warner Public Library is in the midst of putting their records of from the early 1900s into an electronic format.
Librarian Bobbi Perryman explains they have an extensive collection of World War I letters and explains they are in the midst of taking that collection and turning it into an electronic format. Perryman notes digitization is a big trend right now and they are joining the movement.
The library has taken advantage of a grant opportunity through the state library. According to Perryman, the process of digitizing a collection is not only expensive, but time consuming. Thanks to the grant, they can have it done with minimal resources expended.
The library will have one of their staff members take the time to put together transcripts of the materials because Perryman says the handwritten materials are very hard to read. She adds, once the process is complete, the whole collection can be accessed anywhere, and they will have it up on the library's website at vwarner.org.