Grass roots digitisation: how to engage with your community

VALA2014 CONCURRENT SESSION 13: Engaging Culture
Thursday 6 February 2014, 14:55 - 15:25
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2014-proceedings/vala2014-session-13-biswas

Smita Biswas

Auckland City Libraries, New Zealand

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Abstract

This paper shares the experience of two mid-sized New Zealand public libraries involving their communities in starting their digitisation projects using Kete open source software. These communities were encouraged to share their unique stories and digitise their images and oral histories. The Kete software was extended to harvest relevant social media content from YouTube, Twitter and Digital New Zealand and link it to the community-contributed local content, to create a rich digital local history resource. The paper also gives the libraries' tips on planning the scope of their digitisation projects and then making these projects self-managing and less reliant on staff members.

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