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Fall 2013 Historian’s Regional Meeting November 2, 2013

Getting Your Documents , Pictures and
Newspapers On-Line
at
What is the New York
Heritage Digital
Collections Project?
• The New York Heritage Digital Collections website, a project ...
There are Nine Regional 3Rs Councils
Background
• Each of the nine 3Rs began with their own
CONTENTdm sites - i.e., the one in the Rochester
area was eventuall...
The Collections
• The collections represent a broad range of
historical, scholarly and cultural materials.
• Collections a...
How can the collections be used?
• School libraries can use the collections to
connect to the curriculum and promote the u...
facebook.com/newyorkheritage
pinterest.com/nyheritage
Here are some sample slides
from the project client.
This first one is from the
scanner software.

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A sample booklet

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Choose a type of search:

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An example of amplified data

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Fuller information on this man:

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There is also a blog:

This picture blinks

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The Bicentennial booklet is a “compound object” of 30 some pages

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This was greatly oversized, stitched together by the “Flip-Pal”:

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Various statistics can be obtained by
software collection: number of visits,
comments, and useful information to show
y...
Stats? You want stats?
Geneva Historical Society: 2,228 items
1726 page views in the past 5 months!
In 2012 alone, NY Heri...
For training opportunities contact
Barbara Ciambor, bciambor@rrlc.org,
(585)223-7570
Interested in participating?
• Participation in the project is free to RRLC
member institutions.
• For information contact...
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  1. 1. Fall 2013 Historian’s Regional Meeting November 2, 2013 Getting Your Documents , Pictures and Newspapers On-Line at
  2. 2. What is the New York Heritage Digital Collections Project? • The New York Heritage Digital Collections website, a project of the NY3Rs Councils, provides the public with free access to digitized collections of historical and cultural interest in New York State. • It acts as a gateway to digital heritage collections across New York State. • It offers a federated search of multiple CONTENTdm servers from the regional 3Rs Councils. • The goal of the project is to eventually connect 1000 collections and 1 million items throughout New York State. At present there are about 300 members and 300,000 items.
  3. 3. There are Nine Regional 3Rs Councils
  4. 4. Background • Each of the nine 3Rs began with their own CONTENTdm sites - i.e., the one in the Rochester area was eventually known as FLAG (Finger Lakes and Genesee). • Six of the nine 3Rs have combined their CONTENTdm servers in the NY Heritage Digital Collection site. • Three of the nine 3Rs still maintain their own sites (Long Island, NYCity Metro, Southeastern) but the content of these three sites are searchable in the NY Heritage Digital Collection.
  5. 5. The Collections • The collections represent a broad range of historical, scholarly and cultural materials. • Collections are held in libraries, museums and archives throughout the state. • The collections are used by educators, students, researchers, genealogists, alumni, and donors. • Collection items include photographs, letters, diaries, directories, maps, newspapers, books and more.
  6. 6. How can the collections be used? • School libraries can use the collections to connect to the curriculum and promote the use of primary source materials. • Public libraries can promote local history. • The project allows for the public’s safe use of a library’s “delicate” materials. • Researchers can search multiple collections by location and item type.
  7. 7. facebook.com/newyorkheritage
  8. 8. pinterest.com/nyheritage
  9. 9. Here are some sample slides from the project client. This first one is from the scanner software. 9
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  11. 11. A sample booklet 11
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  15. 15. Choose a type of search: 15
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  21. 21. An example of amplified data 21
  22. 22. Fuller information on this man: 22
  23. 23. There is also a blog: This picture blinks 23
  24. 24. The Bicentennial booklet is a “compound object” of 30 some pages 24
  25. 25. This was greatly oversized, stitched together by the “Flip-Pal”: 25
  26. 26. • Various statistics can be obtained by software collection: number of visits, comments, and useful information to show your Boards, funding sources, etc. 26
  27. 27. Stats? You want stats? Geneva Historical Society: 2,228 items 1726 page views in the past 5 months! In 2012 alone, NY Heritage had over 160 collections total with over 320,834 items. We had 2 million site views with 325,302 views of RRLC collections. RRLC currently has 18 contributors. More specifically: Between November 28th, 2012 and March 31st, 2013, we had 13,071 visits to nyheritage.org from 9,044 Unique Visitors, which amounted to 37,442 page views. Between August 27th, 2012 and November 28th, 2012, we had 5,728 visits from 3,935 unique visitors, amounting to 23,534 page views. Extrapolating from those figures, nyheritage.org had about 28,000 visits from April 1st, 2012 to March 31st, 2013, and about 130,000 page views from about 23,000 unique visitors. Now that we are a going to be part of the service hub for DPLA, [Digital Public Library of America] we will be included in that. This will be huge for our viewership. Sound good to have your collection more accessible ? 27
  28. 28. For training opportunities contact Barbara Ciambor, bciambor@rrlc.org, (585)223-7570
  29. 29. Interested in participating? • Participation in the project is free to RRLC member institutions. • For information contact: Kourtney Blackburn, kblackburn@rrlc.org, (585)223-7570.
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