Following your project nomination, the first step will be scheduling a site visit with a representative from Georgia HomePLACE. You can request a site visit by completing the form below.
Schedule a Site Visit
During the site visit any of the following may be discussed:
- General introduction to HomePLACE and the Digital Library of Georgia;
- Evaluation of materials for digitization readiness;
- Discussion of digitization options and general outline of processes;
- Discussion of descriptive metadata requirements;
- Material receipt and/or delivery.
Prior to the visit, a representative sample of the materials proposed for digitization should be prepared, including examples of any descriptive information available for the materials (e.g. catalog cards, MARC records, spreadsheets, finding aids, etc.). During the visit, staff will assess materials for both fragility and appropriateness, so having samples available is very helpful.
If anything is to be brought back to GPLS/DLG following the site visit, the public library should have boxes and packing material ready so that materials can be safely transported.
Libraries may require further consultations beyond the initial site visit, which can be scheduled directly via email. Further guidance may also be provided via email or phone. Some libraries may not require site visits if their materials are adequately prepared, described, and ready for delivery.