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LG-95-17-0079-17

District of Columbia, Government of
Fiscal Year: 
2017
Award: 
$249,282.00
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries

In partnership with the Public Library Association, DC Public Library (DCPL) will identify seven public libraries to receive training, mentoring, equipment and financial support to create programs for community members to digitize and preserve their personal and family collections. Modeled after DCPL's successful Memory Lab, the resulting personal archiving stations will allow libraries to foster deeper community engagement and expand staff and patron expertise in personal archiving. The cohort of participants will contribute to an emerging network of libraries with personal archiving programs, and the project will also result in documentation and training materials for implementation and use of similar stations in other libraries.

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