Thomas County yearbooks have gone digital
The public now has access to digital copies of Thomas County's yearbooks, thanks to Oklahoma Correctional Industries who contacted the Prairie Museum and offerd to scan all of the books to DVDs ...for free!
The DVDs are available for anyone to look through at the museum and pages can now be emailed, copied onto a jump drive or printed right from the computer.
After checking references and hearing about their exceptional track record with other libraries and museums, the Prairie Museum boxed up our collection of over 200 school annuals. OCI even paid Fed-Ex to pick them up at no cost to us. In a few weeks, all of our yearbooks were shipped back in perfect shape and all of them were digitized in just 22 DVDs. In return, we've agreed to consider using their services in future digital imaging projects, microfilm services or data entry.
Abouth Oklahoma Correctional Industries
Although OCI is an integral part of the Department of Corrections, it is more like a private business conglomerate working within the framework of state government. It offers customers quality products at a reasonable price, reduces offender idleness and provides job skills training which results in significant overall tax savings to the general public.
OCI operations are self-supporting. In addition to digital imaging, microfilm services, data entry and non-destructive scanning services, they also produce boxes, garments, furniture, grills and smokers, mattresses, office accessories, seating and signs.