At its operational centers, ACIP digitally preserves manuscripts, woodblock prints, documents, modern bound books and a host of important works. You can see a gallery of the kinds of works we preserve here.
The preservation process is in three steps: cataloging, scanning and input.
Each text is identified using a standard bibliographical system, plus a unique system based on ancient manuscripts. You can see some pictures of our cataloging process here.
The painstaking process of photographing texts page by page with digital photography or document scanners. You can see some pictures of our scanning process here.
We digitally input important works, character by character so they are machine readable. You can see a gallery of our inputting process here.