John Sarnowski, Director, The ResCarta Foundation &
Laura Kayacan, Adult Services Librarian, Door County Library (WI)
The ResCarta Foundation has been assisting libraries in Wisconsin to collect, index and display culturally important local materials. We call them ScanDays. The foundation provides scanning equipment, digital cameras, software and training. The local library provides marketing, the space to hold the event and volunteers to man the scanners. In a single day hundreds of local photographs, pamphlets, audio tapes, and historical objects captured. One of the formats we cannot handle during a ScanDay is microfilm. Laura will tell you how the Door County Library has taken open source software and partnered with the county IT department to create and host the Door County Newspaper Archive, an online collection of newspapers printed in Door County between 1862 and 1941.

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