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Library seeks LHS yearbooks for its digitization project

The Lawton Public Library wants to borrow Lawton High School yearbooks for a digitization project. While the library owns many yearbooks, it wishes to digitize as complete a collection as possible for preservation purposes and to place the earliest ones online.

The library needs the following years: 1906-1911, 1913, 1926, 1927, 1929-1932, 1935, 1950, 1953-1955, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1989, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2008-2010, 2013 and 2014.

If you have a Lawton High School yearbook (not MacArthur or Eisenhower yearbooks) that you would be willing to loan to the library for this project, please contact the Family History Librarian, Amber Follett, 581-3450, ext. 6. At the same time, you can confirm that your yearbook is one needed for this project.

Yearbooks should be taken to the Family History Room by the end of January. They will then be sent to Oklahoma Correctional Industries (OCI) in Lexington for digitization. The process is expected take about 11-12 weeks, after which the books will be returned to the library. Lenders may then reclaim their books.

The digitization is of high, preservation quality. The scans are in color at 300 DPI.

OCI will provide the library with full set of DVD copies of each yearbook.

This project is part of the OCI yearbook program. Its goal is to digitize and preserve every yearbook published in Oklahoma and to offer the results as a gift to the people of Oklahoma free of charge. The Lawton Public Library will not be paying anything for this project.

OCI is a state agency. Its Records Conversion Department has been in operation for over 30 years and does record conversion for every state agency in Oklahoma.

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