The Roswell Historical Society/City of Roswell Research Library and Archives wanted to promote a digitization event for members of the community to submit photographs and records that documented the history of the area. In order to make sure that the event was conducted using best archival practices, the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) was engaged to provide a training session for the staff, interns, and volunteers of the Roswell Historical Society in preparation for the event. During the course of this 4-hour workshop, the participants learned about copyrights, proper handling and digitization of the material, and metadata creation. The information that the DLG staff provided was first-rate. Supplemental material and suggestions for scanning equipment was most helpful. The actual scanning event took place in November of 2018, and the Society continues to encourage the community to share their treasures by appointment. Our digitization program is well-established due to the support that we received from DLG.
The DLG continues to be an invaluable support resource for the Roswell Historical Society as we prepare our metadata and images from the event to be uploaded to their site. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with them to make our collections accessible to a wider audience.
–Elaine DeNiro, Archivist, Roswell Historical Society/City of Roswell Research Library and Archives