28 July 2016
Local Project Digitizes Invaluable Documents
We frequently talk about digitization as a way to preserve documents while often making them more accessible to researchers. Digitization also serves as a backup in case disaster strikes.
Read how one local genealogy society learned about the value of material which can be quickly destroyed by a hurricane, such as Hurricane Katrina, and put efforts into securing money for the equipment needed to digitize, organize, and index one-of-a-kind records -- Sampling History: Local library digital project sets trend for other public libraries.
… six years ago, members of the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society became keenly aware of the vulnerability of one-of-a-kind records, books, maps and photographs housed at the Pascagoula Public Library's Local Genealogy and History Department.
The department is the chief depository of local history and genealogy for the entire regional library system that serves the entire population of Jackson and George Counties.
Great to learn about a locally-sponsored initiative that will preserve these materials for future generations.
What locally funded and implemented digitization project are you aware of?
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