The Civil War 150 is the first major Civil War commemoration that has occurred in the modern information age.

It has spurred a broad array of digital outreach project, including websites, online lesson plans, and more.

One of the most important has been the digitization of Civil War-era materials. When done effectively, these digitization projects preserve materials for future generations.

Jason Crabill offers suggestions for issues to be aware of when beginning a digitization project including: standards and best practice, rights and reproductions, ownership, audience, community, and your preservation expectations.

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