RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Connecting to Collections Project (C2C) will host a digitization workshop on Monday, June 13, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wilson County Public Library for volunteers, staff and board members who want to preserve cultural heritage digitally. The workshop will be led by Nicholas Graham and his staff from the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.
“Library, archive and museum professionals are increasingly looking to the Internet as a means to publicize their collections and reach out to new users,” said LeRae Umfleet, Chief of Collections Management for the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (www.ncculture.com). Digitization is a great way for cultural heritage institutions to share their holdings,” said Umfleet.
The workshop will address digital project challenges and opportunities. Topics include digitizing special collections materials, metadata for digital objects, and options to share collections online. Participants will also learn about the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, a new program that offers digitization and digital publishing services to institutions across North Carolina.
The workshop will open with an information session about C2C. Questions, feedback and networking are encouraged. There is a $10 registration fee.
Participants in the C2C sessions have a unique opportunity to help improve how cultural heritage institutions (museums, archives, libraries and historic sites) care for a wide variety of artifacts, books, papers and other objects of North Carolina’s cultural past.
The Cultural Resources Connecting to Collections Project is an initiative funded by an Institute of Museum & Library Services grant, aimed at helping institutions better care for their collections. A variety of partner organizations have made this project possible: Federation of N.C. Historical Societies, N.C. Museums Council, N.C. Preservation Consortium, State Historic Records Advisory Board, and the Society of N.C. Archivists.
To register, follow this link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/c2cdigitizationwilson. For more information, call Michelle Vaughn at (919) 807-7422.
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