Kristen Gwinn-Becker, founder of HistoryIT, not only converts historical collections and documents into digital formats, she also helps deal with the needle-in-the-haystack problem that has plagued historical researchers for years by making them accessible online with a Google-like experience. "What we do is apply that same experience to historical documents, to materials that are buried, sometimes quite literally, in archives, in libraries, in people's basements and we work to make it accessible," she said.

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