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  • Flickr and the public domainThe Library of CongressLearnNCDigital Forsyth
  • Flickr        Digital Forsyth Group,             let anyone join, put specific images in group            unmoderated            We use Flickr API             20 members, 128 images (only 25 from df)            launched in november 2008            populated with selected digital imagesmaintain ownership,creative commonsdid not use wpplugin for flickr
  • •Education services•Stories•Lesson Plans•WorkshopsTeacher created lesson plansContent enrichmentIndependent projectsTeacher contributed
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    • 1. Digital Forsyth an NC ECHO funded collaborative digital library
    • 2. 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
    • 3. 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.
    • 4. Collaborative digital libraries
    • 5. Content discovery
    • 6. Community participation
    • 7. Community participation
    • 8. Education - Lesson activities
    • 9. 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)
    • 10. 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)
    • 11. Digital Forsyth:
      http://www.digitalforsyth.org/
      Erik Mitchell – mitcheet@wfu.edu
      Kevin Gilbertson – gilberkm@wfu.edu
      Susan Smith – smithss@wfu.edu