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Digitizing Somerset County’s Common Heritage

Exploring the Evolution of a Thriving Community

2018-07-21 13:00:00 2018-07-21 15:00:00 America/New_York Digitizing Somerset County’s Common Heritage In partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), SCLSNJ will be collecting, cataloging, and preserving the collective memories of Somerset County residents. North Plainfield branch

Saturday, July 21
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-07-21 13:00:00 2018-07-21 15:00:00 America/New_York Digitizing Somerset County’s Common Heritage In partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), SCLSNJ will be collecting, cataloging, and preserving the collective memories of Somerset County residents. North Plainfield branch

In partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), SCLSNJ will be collecting, cataloging, and preserving the collective memories of Somerset County residents.

Utilizing a suite of digitization equipment including high resolution scanners, a lightbox, a digital single-lens reflex camera, and more; and the expertise of SCLSNJ’s archival and historical librarians, the Library will be providing residents the opportunity to both preserve and learn about their own history and that of their neighbors.


Somerset County residents should bring no more than 5 items to each digitization session,  including:

Historic photographs, letters, or documents;
Sketches, paintings, or other artwork;
Family heirlooms including recipes;
Jewelry or decorative arts;
Textiles such as quilts, samplers, flags, or uniforms;
Antique toys;
And, other artifacts.

If a resident has a more robust collection of historical items that they wish to digitize, that patron should make a one-on-one appointment with the library by emailing CommonHeritage@sclibnj.org. If a patron wishes to share an oral history of a historic and/or life event, short recorded interviews can be arranged.


SCLSNJ will make these collective memories available for research and use for future generations by contributing digitized items to Rutgers University’s New Jersey Digital Highway, by making them available in our library’s online catalog, and by submitting them to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).


SCLSNJ’s Common Heritage initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these Library programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Will you need a special accommodation (including food allergy if applicable to the program)? If so, please contact the library and provide at least two weeks notice prior to the event date and the library will make every effort to honor all requests. Thereafter, requests will still be considered and may have less of a chance of being honored.

North Plainfield branch

northplainfield@sclibnj.org
Phone: 908-458-8435
Branch manager
Christal Blue

Hours
Mon, Apr 15 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 Closed

About this branch

Upcoming events

Woodland Room
Mon, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Woodland Room
Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Program Room
Thu, Apr 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Program Room
Sat, Apr 27, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Program Room
Mon, Apr 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Woodland Room
Mon, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Woodland Room
Tue, Apr 30, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's Room
Wed, May 01, All day

Wed, May 01, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Program Room
Wed, May 01, 10:00am - 11:00am

Program Room
Wed, May 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Program Room
Thu, May 02, 10:00am - 11:00am

Woodland Room
Thu, May 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Program Room
Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sat, May 04, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Woodland Room
Mon, May 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Tue, May 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Program Room
Tue, May 07, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Woodland Room
Tue, May 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Program Room
Wed, May 08, 10:00am - 11:00am

Program Room
Wed, May 08, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Program Room
Wed, May 08, 7:00pm - 8:45pm

Program Room
Thu, May 09, 10:00am - 11:00am

Program Room
Thu, May 09, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Program Room
Sat, May 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Program Room
Mon, May 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Woodland Room
Mon, May 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Staff Kitchen
Tue, May 14, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Program Room
Wed, May 15, 10:00am - 11:00am

Main Floor
Wed, May 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Program Room
Wed, May 15, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Program Room
Thu, May 16, 10:00am - 11:00am

Program Room
Thu, May 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Woodland Room
Thu, May 16, 7:15pm - 8:30pm

Program Room
Sat, May 18, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Woodland Room
Mon, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Program Room
Tue, May 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Woodland Room
Tue, May 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm