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“Family Search Book Scanning”

Michael Hansen

Categories: LDS, IR

Talk Abstract:
FamilySearch has built a library of over 300,000 genealogy, family
history, and local history books online, including public domain and
copyrighted works. This collection is available to view for free at
https://books.familysearch.org/ . If you have ever wanted to know
about the FamilySearch Books, how to get books scanned by
FamilySearch for free, or how to become a book scanning missionary at
one of the 15 United States book scanning centers, this is the
presentation for you.

Speaker Bio:
D. Michael Hansen is the FamilySearch Book Scanning Operations
Manager. He recently moved to Utah from Rochester, New York, with a
Masters Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Print Media,
specializing in imaging science and color science. Since 2001,
Michael has been involved in digital imaging projects for museums and
libraries and has a special interest in multispectral imaging projects
where handwriting is faded or illegible. Since 2008, Michael has
consulted with libraries and archives on mass digitization projects
and is excited about the direction FamilySearch is taking to make its
book collection freely available and accessible to the public. He
lives in Payson, Utah, with his wife and four children.

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