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Special Interest Group Archive: Digitization 4/9/2020

These are the notes from meetings dating back to 2015.

Notes from 4/09/2020 Digitization SIG / HRVH UG

HRVH Users Group / Digitization SIG Meeting April 9, 2020

  • Just as a reminder: Jen is available to help with digitization projects, online exhibits via Omeka, metadata, finding aids, etc.
  • How can files be sent electronically?
    • For those comfortable with CONTENTdm, Jen can provide you with the download information.
    • You can also add your metadata to a spreadsheet which can then be uploaded into CONTENTdm by Jen.
    • FIles can be shared in a variety of ways: via dropbox, Google Drive, or other cloud storage service. Files can also be uploaded directly to Southeastern’s server.
    • Contact Jen if you’re interested and she can help figure out a good workflow!
  • Some issues people have been facing:
    • Very limited hours and funding.
    • No off-site server access.
    • No access to buildings / collections.
  • Many people have been focusing on digital projects during this time, including digitization projects and history blog posts.
    • Blogging can be a good way to share resources if you don’t have access to your collections.
    • Hudson River Maritime Museum history blog:
  • Facebook can be a good way to help people feel engaged with libraries / cultural institutions. Local facebook groups are a good place to share resources, especially historical materials.
  • This is a good time to collaborate with schools and public libraries.
    • One historical society is creating a questionnaire for students as a way of documenting their experience. Their responses will then be added to the collection.
    • Another suggestion was to create a historical scavenger hunt with kids to help them learn how to navigate digital collections.
    • One library is using DPLA to create a scavenger hunt.
    • Have students create a blog about their experiences during the pandemic.
  • What software do people use for blogging?
    • Wordpress
    • Weebly

Google Doc version of the notes here: Notes from the 4/09/2020 meeting.

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