The Historical Center has a large collection of yearbooks from Bossier Parish schools and we are always expanding this collection through new donations. Many locals visit the Historical Center to reminisce while paging through the books. While we are glad to preserve the original yearbooks, our staff knew that access to this collection could go beyond the in-person visitor. So we worked with The Yearbook Project at OCI (Oklahoma Correctional Industries) to digitize our entire yearbook collection - at no cost to the library! We shipped 16 boxes to OCI in December of 2013. OCI uses a special-purpose book scanner with the latest software technology to safely convert books or other printed materials to a digital format on DVD. Our collection was returned in February and we are extremely pleased to have all of our yearbooks available on DVD.
We are also uploading the images to our flickr account. This process will be slow but steady. Please check on our progress by viewing our flickr photos. Currently, Airline High School yearbook are partially available. All of Airline High should be available by the end of this week!