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 475,000 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. 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 HomePLACE or its project interns
- By a third-party vendor (HomePLACE can 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.
HomePLACE is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service.