Special Collections Libraries Community Digitization Kits are available to assist campus organizations and community partners in preserving their organizations’ institutional memories. Campus and community organizations can check out a kit composed of a flatbed scanner, laptop, and accompanying software for a two-week loan period to complete small to mid-sized scanning projects on their own, with additional support and orientation services from a Research and Instruction Librarian. The orientation includes an introduction to the equipment and software, along with a consultation session to set goals, including a scope of work, for the scanning project. Organizations may also discuss having the digital files created during the project archived and/or made accessible by the UGA Special Collections Libraries.
The Community Digitization Kits allow a wider intersection of groups to practice digitization and record keeping of their important documents, along with a sustainable way to encourage and empower a future rooted in diverse storytelling and teaching with primary sources.
For more information or to check out a Kit for your organization, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in funding additional kits and supporting the Special Collections Libraries? Please visit our donation page.