Not only is Mississippi State University (MSU) 's yearbook, the Reveille, returning in print for 2012, but soon every volume of the Reveille will be digitized and published online.
The MSU Libraries have partnered with the Lyrasis Mass Digitization Collaborative to complete this digitization project through a subsidy grant from the Sloan Foundation. The Reveille was first published in print in 1898, and then continuously from 1906 to 2008, with the exception of 1944 when no volume was published in order to conserve paper for the war effort.
“The Reveille issues are being digitized in reverse order," says Randall McMillen, coordinator of MSU Libraries' Digital Projects & Access Unit, "with the first batch spanning 1950-2007 mostly complete."
Each of the volumes is searchable, thanks to the use of optical character recognition (OCR) software, and they will be freely available for partial or complete download. Some of the later volumes are very large and may take a while to download. MSU students, staff, faculty, alumni, and others interested in the digitized Reveille are encouraged to check the MSU Libraries' website for updates.
To view the digitized volumes visit http://library.msstate.edu/Reveille.
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