Editor’s note: this post was updated to include accurate information about Artstor’s platform changes in June 2018.
Traci Timmons, Librarian at the Seattle Art Museum, shares with us the story of the completion of their first digital collection.
The Seattle Art Museum only began issuing its annual reports digitally in 2007. Prior to that, for 74 years, if you needed to find something, you had to locate the printed reports and skim through them to find what you were looking for. If you had a good idea about the approximate time period for your inquiry, you might only have to pull one or two reports. If you had no idea about an approximate date, you may have had to block out your afternoon.