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Scaling Document Preservation: Ancestry.com's Approach to Rapidly Digitizing Diverse Content
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2012.9.1.art00030  Published OnlineJanuary 2012
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Ancestry.com ingests and processes tens of millions of images per year. These images are captured from physical media such as loose paper, microfilm, and microfiche, and obtained from digital sources. This paper outlines how Ancestry.com has developed a system of technologies which allow the import images from diverse sources – in many formats and from dozens of partners – and produce a standard output.The outcome of these technologies and platforms allows rapid production of content with configurable and scalable settings, easy adjustments to new workflow and audit requirements, ingestion of new image types with minimal cost, and delivery to partner and website requirements within a single system.At Ancestry.com we believe our philosophy is revealed in full by the way we solve our most difficult operational problems

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Joshua B. Harman, "Scaling Document Preservation: Ancestry.com's Approach to Rapidly Digitizing Diverse Contentin Proc. IS&T Archiving 2012,  2012,  pp 130 - 134,  https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2012.9.1.art00030

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