LDND InfoCenter

Scanning Projects

 

Digital Curation

Contact us for assistance in setting up a free Internet Archive or Omeka.net site.  We will also be offering crowdsourcing transcription services from From the Page soon.

Jessie Bennett, Digital Collections Specialist, can be reached at 804-692-3793 or jessica.bennett@lva.virginia.gov.


Locally Scanned Collections

Locally scanned collections (yearbooks and other content): we will work with existing collections by uploading to Omeka (a digital curation site) and providing transcription services through From the Page. Examples include Campbell County’s Willie Hodges Booth Museum project and Portsmouth’s Stonewall Jackson collection.


Yearbook Digitization Project

The Yearbook Digitization Project from LVA’s Library Development and Networking Division allows people to browse yearbooks online from high schools across Virginia. Funded by the Library Services and Technology Act, the collection currently includes 2,382* yearbooks dating from 1912 to 1977.

The idea for the project began in 2012 after the Division loaned scanners and other equipment to Virginia public libraries for digitizing their local history collections. Library staff members noticed that high school yearbooks made up the bulk of the scanning, but the libraries didn’t have a good way to make them available to the public—thus, an idea was born.

Since then LVA has coordinated the scanning of yearbooks from 43* public libraries and its own collections, and made them available online through the Internet Archive and the Lyrasis digitization collaborative. While most of the digitized yearbooks came from public library collections, some were donated or loaned for scanning by school alumni groups, historical societies, and individuals.

*As of January 2019

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.