Digital Forsyth an NC ECHO funded collaborative digital library
digitalforsyth.org - overview 15,000 Digital images Partners Winston Salem State University Forsyth County Public Library Wake Forest University Old Salem Museums and Gardens LSTA Grant funded through NCEcho 3 year digitization project, continuing with community digitization training
digitalforsyth.org - Overview Mission Through digitization, Digital Forsyth, a collaboration of cultural heritage institutions in Forsyth County, North Carolina, facilitates access to cultural, historical and scientific heritage photograph collections, thereby increasing interest in and knowledge of the past and informing future generations. Vision Users will turn to Digital Forsyth as the definitive online repository of cultural heritage resources held by Forsyth County institutions. The digital library will provide the community with content available under creative commons licensing.
Collaborative digital libraries
Education - Lesson activities
Creating an Open Access DL Platform Open Source (Dspace, Wordpress) Sustainable, scalable (Flickr) Easy to use Licensing Find common goals How open can our content be? Build Open Access in your contracts Outreach Educate the public on copyright issues Bring context to digital images (Lesson plans, stories, comments) Build partnerships (Outreach grants, training, equipment)
Next steps - Preserving Forsyth’s Past Outreach program in conjunction with Forsyth County Public Library Work with local organizations to learn how to organize, preserve, and digitize historic resources. Establish digitization centers at area libraries for organizations and individuals Timeline (Digitization centers – Fall 2009, Workshops – November 2009, Feb 2010, April 2010, June 2010)
Digital Forsyth: http://www.digitalforsyth.org/ Erik Mitchell – email@example.com Kevin Gilbertson – firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Smith – email@example.com