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.
How does it work?
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:
- By the Digital Library of Georgia
- By the owning institution, with training provided by HomePLACE
- By a third-party vendor (HomePLACE is happy to provide a list of preferred vendors)
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?
See our FAQ for more information.