HomePLACE – Simplifying Digitization, Preserving History
Our digitization initiative, Georgia HomePLACE (Providing Library and Archives Collections Electronically), encourages public libraries and related institutions across Georgia to participate in The Digital Library of Georgia, which is an initiative of GALILEO.
HomePLACE has facilitated the addition of over 700,000 unique items to the Digital Library of Georgia allowing free, online access to primary sources on local history.
We offer a highly collaborative model for digitizing primary source collections related to local history and genealogy including collection assessment, project planning, digital imaging, staff training, promotion, and support for grant and other funding opportunities.
Georgia HomePLACE is committed to developing a customized strategy for digitization that works with your institution.
Areas of Expertise
I want to digitize a collection. What do I need to do? How do I apply?
Great! When planning for your project, one of the very first things you’ll need to consider how you’ll select which items to digitize. HomePLACE has developed guidelines to help you prioritize and assess your collections. Most digital projects begin with an email, phone call, or site visit.
Before you get started
Digitizing a collection and making it publicly available involves more than scanning documents and uploading them to the internet. Read these tips before starting your project for an overview of expectations.
Georgia HomePLACE funding opportunities are available to public libraries and partner institutions, and nominations for collections are accepted year-round. When you’re ready, click here to submit an application.
After You Apply
- Digitization Process
- Managing your collection
Care of archives and special collections is about more than just digitization, and digitization is about more than just scanning. Since most people working in libraries don’t have a background in archival studies, HomePLACE has created a list of resources for getting you started.
Reserve a DigiKit
The Digitization Loaner Kits (DigiKits) provide libraries with access to scanning technology without needing to purchase costly equipment. Inspired by the GPLS Tech Loaner Kits, the DigiKits can be used for both staff and patron training and programming.