can a ScanDay do for your community?
ResCarta Foundation supports the creation of local cultural archives by
holding events called "ScanDays". The community is invited to
bring historic documents, photographs, and objects to be digitized and
added to the local digital archive. The person bringing the materials
is given a disk containing the digital objects and the metadata
worksheet. Each item granted to the institution is hosted on
website within days of capture.
are a few samples of items brought to a "ScanDay".
change in art, tools, technology in your community...
the architure of your community.
The American Family
photographs are not only from the 1800's, a photograph from the 1970's
will shine a light on your commnunity just the same. Vintage cars,
clothing styles, changes in the way we gather together can all be
chronicled thru the collection of local photography.
Here is a link to the handout for a presentation we made at Internet
Librarian 2011 on the subject. ScanDays.pdf