Searching through old records can be excruciating. Beyond being disorganized and often unclear, many records are lost over time, and the headache of finding just one document can easily triple the time it takes you to do your job.
Over the last couple decades, many organizations have set out to digitize their records as a way of preserving them and making them easier to find. But that, too, takes time.
The Milwaukee Public Museum has been working to digitize their entire collection for years. Almost three years ago, the museum started a push to rapidly digitize.