by Caroline Catchpole, Digitization Specialist, Culture In Transit
Do you have unique items in your collections? A wish list of items you’d like digitized but lack the funding or staff time? Are you looking for a way to share your collections with wider audiences but don't have an online platform on which to do this?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then Culture in Transit could help you!
METRO members, we invite you to register your interest to host our Digitization Specialist. Our specialist will spend up to two weeks on-site, digitizing items from your collections with our mobile digitization kit. Your collections will be hosted on METRO’s Digital Culture site and shared with Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
All that is required of you is to select some appropriate material and be able to host the digitization specialist on-site to complete the work - we’ll do the rest! Information on what we can digitize and some advice about selection criteria for material can be found here.
To be considered for the project this fall, simply fill out our short online form by Monday, September 14.
So far, our Digitization Specialist has visited the Wildlife Conservation Society and the New York Academy of Medicine and digitized some gems from their archive collections. This month, she’ll be on-site at White Plains Public Library working with some unique local history collections.
Culture in Transit is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of their Knight News Challenge on Libraries.
For additional questions, please contact METRO's Mobile Digitization Specialist, Caroline Catchpole, at cultureintransit [at] metro [dot] org.
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