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Digitizing Somerset County’s Common Heritage

Exploring the Evolution of a Thriving Community

2019-05-18 13:00:00 2019-05-18 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. Peapack and Gladstone branch

Saturday, May 18
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-05-18 13:00:00 2019-05-18 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. Peapack and Gladstone 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.

Peapack and Gladstone branch

peapack-gladstone@sclibnj.org
Phone: 908-458-8440
Branch manager
Melissa Banks

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

Mon, Apr 22, All day

Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 23, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 11:00am

Thu, Apr 25, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 26, 10:30am - 11:00am

Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration is now closed

Wed, May 01, All day

Meeting Room
Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:00am

Wed, May 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room
Thu, May 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, May 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Meeting Room
Fri, May 03, 10:30am - 11:00am

Mon, May 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Meeting Room
Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 11:00am

Wed, May 08, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Meeting Room
Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thu, May 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Meeting Room
Fri, May 10, 10:30am - 11:00am

Meeting Room
Wed, May 15, 10:30am - 11:00am

Meeting Room
Wed, May 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Rescheduled
Thu, May 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
New date Thursday, May 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, May 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Meeting Room
Fri, May 17, 10:30am - 11:00am

Meeting Room
Tue, May 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm