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Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
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: http://www.hrmm.org/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. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSXmtczuc5CzGi7hM1kD0rnuj7bqeAVm_MMQk_XfhnpwGT0g/viewform
- 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?
- A recent webinar by the SAA suggested using content that is already generated in new ways. This can be a way to go easy on yourself as you work from home.
- Google Maps can be a way to record historical locations / landmarks.
Google Doc version of the notes here: Notes from the 4/09/2020 meeting.
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