Community History - Digitization Day(s)


Libraries/PLS host a program where community members can digitize their own family documents, photographs, etc., using library/PLS equipment and expertise.

  • learn basic preservation tips, physical and digitial
  • digitize their documents and have digital copies to keep
  • learn tips for sharing digital files with family/friends
  • Contribute digital files to NY Heritage, etc.
  • Foster community involvement with the library (and possibly local historical society)
  • Have OWWL branded flashdrives available
    • Ask Adam/Bob if the drives available as marketing items are sufficient for images, etc.
    • Other swag?
  • Partner with historical society volunteers
    • Others?
  • Community repository, other than NYH? Interactive site that would allow community to create/build stories, genealogies, etc?
  • Create info packets, with tips, recommendations, etc
  • Create release forms for publishing materials to NYH, elsewhere
  • Purchase additional scanner?
  • Partner libraries
    • Attica and Arcade interested - coordinate dates
  • Budget/Funding
  • When
    • Fall? Capitalize on leaf peepers??
  • Secure community partners
  • PR
  • Followup
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