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Tuesday, June 15 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Digital Projects Showcase LIMITED

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During this session, public library staff will share short, lightning-round style presentations showcasing recently completed digitization projects. Participants will briefly share their materials selection process, project workflows, final deliverables, and lessons learned. Attendees will learn about the digitization process and take home ideas for scalable projects that can be easily adapted to pandemic safety requirements at their own institutions.


Voices of the Past-- How the Savannah Tribune history was preserved
Digitization of local documents helped preserve the history of African Americans leading up to the Civil Rights Movement.
Speakers: Belle Reynoso, Linda Bridges, Jamie Whiting, Marie Russell
The challenges and successes of web archiving the local response to COVID-19

The Athens-Clarke County Library, Heritage Room has been working diligently for over a year to accurately and completely document the active local community response to COVID-19. There have been many challenges and successes; in this lightning session we will review a few of the key challenges and successes of our first spontaneous collection event.
Speakers: Ashley Shull, Imani Carter
Postcards for Dummies
Everything you need to know about digitizing, creating metadata, and cataloging a postcard collection for inclusion on the Digital Library of Georgia website aimed at the novice.
Speakers: Melody S. Jenkins
All the News That's Fit to Digitize
A suburban Atlanta library works to digitize 100 years of the local newspaper of record.
Speakers: Jeff Fisher
The Codex: A Journey to Preserve a 450-Year-Old Treasure in Southeast Georgia
The Brunswick Library is home to a large, 4 feet X 2.5 feet, leather and metal-bound hand-lettered liturgical choral book estimated to have been created around 1580. The book, or "codex," is a popular attraction that was recently digitized by the Auburn Ave location of the Atlanta-Fulton County Library thanks to a Georgia Home Place project and is now preserved digitally through the Digital Library of Georgia.
Speakers: Geri Mullis
The Augusta Chinese-American Oral History Project at Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System
The Augusta Chinese-American Oral History Project includes twenty-six (26) oral interviews of individuals who either immigrated to Augusta, Georgia from China, and/or grew up in Augusta during the early to mid-twentieth century. The interviews were gathered in 2011 and 2012 by members of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Augusta (CCBA), with Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System serving as a partner institution. In 2018, the interviews were made available in the DLG.
Speakers: Tina Monaco
"They Endure": Digitizing Black Oral Histories in Cairo, Georgia
The "They Endure" Oral History Project is a collection of interviews and photographic slides that document community memory from Black residents of Cairo, Georgia in 1982. This presentation will feature a discussion on Black histories in the American South and archival accessibility.
Speakers: Elizabeth Goggin and Janet Boudet
O, Baby!
A look inside the first maternity home in Georgia through a digitized community scrapbook.
Speakers: Kim Cannon
"Our Stories, Our Lives": Capturing Stories from People with Disabilities
In 2018 Stephanie Irvin, GLASS outreach librarian, worked with the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies to collect and archive an oral history collection of stories to document a more complete history of the disability experience, specifically that of people with print disabilities who are living in Georgia. Here what GLASS staff and volunteers did to make it happen.
Speakers: Pat Herndon

Audience: Public Library and Academic

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Angela Stanley

Director of Archival Services & Digital Initiatives, Georgia Public Library Service
Angela Stanley is director of archival services and digital initiatives (formerly Georgia HomePLACE) for Georgia Public Library Service. Prior to joining the state library team in 2016, she served as head of archives and special collections at the Athens Regional Library System, and senior librarian for the New York Public Library. She is Past President of... Read More →

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Linda Bridges

Reference Librarian, Live Oak Public Libraries
Linda Bridges is a reference librarian at Live Oak Public Libraries in Savannah, Ga.
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Kim Cannon

Youth Services, Program & Outreach Coordinator, Northeast Georgia Regional Library
Kim Cannon is youth services program and outreach coordinator for Northeast Georgia Regional Library.
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Jeff Fisher

Materials Services Manager, Forsyth County Public Library
Jeff Fisher is the materials services manager at Forsyth County Public Library in Cumming, Ga.
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Elizabeth Goggin

Digitization Intern, Roddenbery Memorial Library
Elizabeth Goggin is a student at University of Georgia and an intern at the Roddenbery Memorial Library in Cairo, Ga.
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Pat Herndon

Asst State Librarian, Georgia Public Library Service
Talk to me about public libraries in Georgia.  Talk to me about accessibility in libraries.  Talk to me about Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled.  And, folks, I am a talker!
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Melody Jenkins

Interim Director / Adult Services Librarian, Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System
Melody S. Jenkins is interim director and adult services librarian at the Moultire-Colquitt County Library System in Moultrie, Ga.
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Tina Monaco

Georgia Room Historian, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System
Tina Monaco is the historian for the Georgia Room for the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System.
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Geri Mullis

Executive Director, Marshes of Glynn Libraries
Geri Mullis is director of Marshes of Glynn Libraries, with locations in Brunswick and St. Simon's Island, Ga.
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Belle Reynoso

Director, Collection Management, Live Oak Public Libraries
Belle Reynoso is director of collection management at Live Oak Public Libraries in Savannah, Ga.
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Ashley Shull

Archives & Special Collections Coordinator, Athens Regional Library System
Ashley Shull is the archives and special collections coordinator for Athens Regional Library System in Athens, Ga.

Tuesday June 15, 2021 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT