From time to time LLMC has found it useful to arrange for sub-contracted scanning in remote locations to take advantage of special content opportunities where moving the target materials would not be feasible due to their frailty, rareness or similar considerations.


Thus, for the past two years we have had a sub-contractor in Hamburg, Germany, scanning rare Haitian legal materials that would otherwise have been unattainable. In this manner we were able to capture the texts of some 53 Haitian law and law-related titles that were graciously loaned to us for this purpose by a private book collector, Mr. Wolfgang Windel of Norderstedt, Germany. Most of those titles are now already online, and that rewarding project will be winding up this year.


A similar opportunity has presented itself to us in the form of an offer by the Lincoln’s Inn Library in London to let us “mine” its rare pamphlets collection for unique items from the 18th and 19th centuries that relate to various of our online collections. The formalities of that partnership have now been established and a trial scanning with a UK-based scanning service acceptable to the Library has proved successful. Therefore the Lincoln’s Inn project will now get fully underway. Its initial focus will be on enhancing LLMC-Digital’s “British Empire Studies Collection” with materials related to the abolition of the slave trade and slavery itself in British jurisdictions. The first images received are already being processed at our HQ in Kaneohe, HI, and we anticipate that over the next several years we will acquire some truly unique and valuable titles via this partnership.