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Upcoming Webinar

Building Collections, Making Connections: Donor Relations and Archival Acquisitions in Public Libraries
June 15, 2017

Register here: "Building Collections, Making Connections" Webinar

Some public librarians struggle with whether or not to accept donations of historical collections from their patrons. Accepting too much could stretch library resources. Declining a collection could risk alienating members of the community, who are often your biggest supporters. As a result, librarians often end up with unwieldy, undefined collections, accumulated over many years.

So what do you do?

In this webinar, participants will develop skills for accepting, or declining, collections, how to cultivate good relationships with your community donors, and how to manage new and existing collections effectively.

Presented by Mat Darby
Mat Darby, Archivist and Head of Arrangement and Description for the Richard B. Russell Library at the UGA Special Collections Libraries
This webinar will be presented by Mat Darby, Archivist and Head of Arrangement and Description for the Richard B. Russell Library at the UGA Special Collections Libraries. We hope you can join us!

Georgia HomePLACE: Overview

What is Georgia HomePLACE?

Georgia HomePLACE - Providing Library and Archives Collections Electronically - encourages public libraries and related institutions across the state of Georgia to participate in The Digital Library of Georgia, which is an initiative of GALILEO. HomePLACE offers a highly collaborative model for digitizing primary source collections related to local history and genealogy. Options for HomePLACE project collaborations may include collection assessment, project planning, digital imaging, staff training, promotion, and support for grant and other funding opportunities.

HomePLACE is supported with Federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Click here to learn more about Georgia HomePLACE.

How does it work?

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Georgia HomePLACE is committed to developing a customized strategy for digitization that works with your institution. Options can include imaging, metadata, hosting, and archiving services provided through a combination of means:

The Digital Library of Georgia operates a lab with a suite of high-end digital cameras and flatbed scanners that are able to image materials of nearly any size or dimension.  Work performed by the DLG will produce TIFF master files and derivative files.

How Does My Library Apply?

  1. Read the Nomination Guidelines
  2. Submit a nomination (link to DLG site)
  3. Schedule a site visit

See our FAQ for more information.

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