About Archival Services and Digital Initiatives

Archival Services and Digital Initiatives (ASDI) offers a highly collaborative model for digitizing primary source collections related to local history and genealogy. ASDI 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.

Plan Your Project

Participating institutions work with Archival Services and Digital Initiatives to create a tailored digitization plan that can include selection, scanning, and describing items which tell the stories of their communities. Except in the case of newspaper digitization, original physical collections are housed locally by owning institutions around the state, while the digital collections are hosted by the Digital Library of Georgia. Identification, research, and cataloging of objects is achieved in a collaborative manner.

Archival Services and Digital Initiatives funding opportunities are available to public libraries, and nominations for collections are accepted year-round. ASDI can work individually with partner institutions to locate outside funding and grant opportunities.