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Read about the scanathon held in Scranton!  A table top Scribe station, on loan from the State Library, helped in the effort. ...

The Library of Congress’ The Signal recaps the Personal Digital Archiving Conference.  Videos and other great resources are provided!  Share some of this with your patrons or use the information to start planning the archiving of library photos and documents! ...

Lyrasis  is offering  Digital & Preservation Classes: Caring for Scrapbooks: Preservation and Digitization Today – 7/14 Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries – 7/15 Creating Online Exhibits: New Ways to Reach Out, Advocate, and Publicize Your Collections...

Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections. This National Archives and Records Administration seeks projects that encourage citizen engagement with historical records, especially those available online, and/or projects that train people on how to enhance digital literacy skills...

Funding from this National Endowment for the Humanities program strengthens efforts to extend the life of humanities collections and reference resources and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create...

Efforts to make digital collections held by Pennsylvania libraries, museums, and related cultural heritage organizations widely and freely available via the web are underway.  In August 2014, a state-wide group of library leaders from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries/the State...

Library Journal shares the most accessed volumes in the HathiTrust database. ...

Applicants will provide a list of previously published humanities books along with brief descriptions of the books and their intellectual significance. Depending on the length and topics of the books, the number to be digitized may vary. It is anticipated that applicants may propose...

The Lackawanna County Library System digitizes out of print cookbooks created by local organizations.  Read more! ...