The Montana State Library has reached a significant milestone in its project to digitize its collection of state publications. The library is digitizing and placing online its entire print collection of approximately 55,000 state publications dating from the 1870’s. Marketing and Communications Coordinator Sara Groves says a million pages have now been digitized, and made available to all patrons, all over the world, via the internet.

The Montana State Library partnered with world digitization leader, the internet archive, to complete the project. Groves says publications are being digitized in order from the beginning of the collection to the end in the Dewey decimal classification order.