Uncovering social history: An interdepartmental approach to scrapbook digitization

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anna R. Craft, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications (Creator)
David Gwynn, Digital Projects Coordinator (Creator)
Kathelene McCarty Smith, Assistant Professor and Instruction and Outreach Archivist (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: In 2011, staff at the University Libraries of the University of North Carolina at Greensboroembarked on a collaborative, cross-departmental project to digitize a large collection ofscrapbooks—a notoriously difficult material type. This article documents challenges, workflows,and lessons learned in the areas of processing, preservation, digitization, and metadata creationfor scrapbooks.

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The American Archivist
Language: English
Date: 2016
Scrapbooks, Digitization, Collaboration, Archives, Academic libraries, Social history, Metadata

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