The DRFOP is in the process of digitizing a massive collection of orthotic and prosthetic related reference material, making the full text of journals, articles and books freely available online in a keyword searchable format that is easy to access and use from anywhere in the world. The initial collection was donated by the widow of A. Bennett Wilson, Jr., a highly respected O&P professional who passed away a few years ago.
We are currently seeking assistance with acquiring more materials, obtaining permission to reproduce the materials online, and digitizing the materials. If you can help with any aspect of this project, please contact us.
To develop an organized, searchable, functional digital library for the benefit of all members of the Orthotics and Prosthetics community.
For preliminary details on this project please read the following report, compiled by Carolyn Blythe to fulfill her NCOPE residency research requirement:
A. Bennett Wilson, Jr. Library Project: An Overview of the Technical and Organizational Principles Characteristic of Good Digital Collections (PDF)
Read about individual digitization projects that are currently underway.