METRO's Culture In Transit Project Now Accepting Expressions of Interest

by Caroline Catchpole, Mobile Digitization Specialist, Culture In Transit


Culture in Transit, a year-long project to digitize member institution’s unique collections, is now underway! 

CIT_V4.jpgThis Knight Foundation-funded project will enable our Mobile Digitization Specialist to visit select member institutions with a mobile scanning kit to digitize materials from the institution’s collections. The Specialist will be available onsite at the host institution for approximately two weeks at a time.

Each item digitized will be ingested into METRO’s Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York (DCMNY) site and will also be shared with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), providing worldwide access to local treasures. In addition, host institutions will be provided with archival master copies of all items digitized as part of this project. 

Our goal is to schedule visits at between ten and twelve member institutions between now and April 2016. If you're interested in taking part in Culture in Transit, we'd like to hear from you! Please indicate filling out this brief expression of interest form.

Culture in Transit is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of their Knight News Challenge on Libraries

More information about METRO's Culture In Transit initiative, including eligibility, types of materials, and timeline, can be found here

For additional questions, please contact METRO's Mobile Digitization Specialist, Caroline Catchpole, at ccatchpole [at] metro [dot] org.

Get regular updates on Culture in Transit via Twitter at @DigitizeNYC.