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U.S. Agency for International Development

The Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC), the Agency for International Development’s institutional repository, is responsible for acquiring, cataloging, and making available electronically USAID-funded development documents from its field staff around the world. Over time, both paper documents and microfiche documents became backlogged and USAID needed access to the information in these materials.

ILM Solution

To support the DEC’s mission critical role within USAID, ILM proposed to digitize and convert the paper and microfiche documents. In total, there were over 10 million documents USAID needed in an electronic format.


After successful completion of the project, USAID continued to use ILM’s services for digitization of audio cassettes, film, video, and additional paper documents.