Over on our Des Plaines Memory photo blog, librarian Steven Giese posted some pictures of how he digitized a 19th century diary. You can see in the picture how fragile and delicate looking the diary is. Each page has to be carefully placed on the scanner. Of course, now that we have it in digital form, it's available for anyone to read. In fact, we have two diaries by Isabella Norton on Des Plaines Memory. Be sure to take a look!