I was working with a university a year back where I assisted them in digitization of a select collection. This involved careful planning lots of dirty work, one software dev, proof checking and 5 man team working for 45 days to complete it. The end result was immensly satisfying. The 320 books that were digitized were available to the public at the Digital Library of the University. Previously one would have to take prior permissions from a hierachy of people to be able to access these books due to the fragile nature they in and the value they hold.