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Community History Archives Status Update

We apologize for the recent instability that you have been experiencing. Several months ago, we identified a number of infrastructure needs to keep up with our growth and began the process of upgrading and adding equipment to our environment. These hardware upgrades will provide greater uptime, faster performance, and more stability. They will also allow […]

The Article That Fueled The Black Wall Street Massacre was Ripped from History

In May of 1921, a young Black shoeshiner named “Diamond” Dick Rowland was involved in an “incident” involving Sarah Page, a 17-year-old white elevator operator at the Drexel Building in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Rowland had gone to the Drexel to use the top-floor ‘colored’ restroom, which his employer had arranged for use by his Black employees. […]

Let’s Talk About Copyright: Do The Right Thing

Let’s Talk About Copyright: Do The Right Thing When embarking upon a digitization project, careful consideration must be given to how you intend to provide access and what you can and cannot do under U.S. Copyright laws. You need to consider whether the publications are subject to copyright, whether you have permission to use the […]

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Opportunity

NEH Humanities Collections And Reference Resources Grants – Applications Due July 19th Grants support projects to create intellectual access to collections of rare books, manuscript and archival materials, born-digital records, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture. Projects may address the holdings or activities of a single institution or […]

The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021

Why you should use American Rescue Plan Act Grants to digitize essential documents! The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a $1.9 trillion act to help with the economic hardships caused by Covid-19. You can apply for these grants and use them to digitize essential documents. Below are a few fundamental reasons why you should […]

What The American Rescue Plan Act Means To Local Government

Local government agencies now have access to ARPA Funds! ARPA funds are available to city, state, and county government agencies now, so apply for them today, and don’t miss out on this time-sensitive opportunity! We would love to connect with you to discuss what type of projects are eligible for ARPA funds and explore your […]

A Titanic Amount Of Misinformation

A Titanic Amount Of Misinformation One hundred nine years ago today, on April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic ocean. The crown jewel of the White Star Line had been transporting 2,208 people from Southampton to New York before she hit an iceberg off […]

Spotlight: Greene County’s Digital Archives

The Community History Archives Of Greene County, Iowa The Greene County Librarians Association has made researching Greene County’s history easy! Their Community History Archive is free, easy to use, and offers a wide variety of historical resources representing all areas of the county. Greene County’s rich history spans over 175 years, dating back to 1849 […]

Preservation Is Every Bit As Important As Access

  Preservation Is Every Bit As Important As Access Digitizing your microfilm holdings and other documents of historical interest will unlock history by bringing it out of the drawer and putting it at your fingertips. However, access is only ½ the equation. Before you embark on a digitization project, you need to evaluate the risk […]

Planning To Digitize? Use A “3 Legged Stool”

Planning To Digitize? Use A “3 Legged Stool” When evaluating how to approach making your microfilm or other historical printed content available digitally, plan for the best balance of quality and quantity that allows you to maximize the available funds, We all know that preserving our cultural heritage often falls to local communities and groups, […]

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