Digital Preservation Workshop

“How to Digitize and Scan Historical Documents” is the subject of workshop being offered at the Lincoln Memorial Public Library in Dennysville on Wednesday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to noon.  Al Churchill, Esq., will be demonstrating how he has preserved thousands of documents and images using a simple flatbed scanner and portable computer.   In addition to preserving a digital copy, using simple Adobe applications, older texts have been rendered legible and searchable.  “The process is relatively simple,” says Churchill, who has served as President of the St. Croix Historical Society for a number of years, “It is largely a matter of getting used to it.”  While the seminar is designed for local historical societies and archivists, the public is welcome to participate, space permitting.  

The workshop is free, but participants are asked to register by Friday, April 6th, by contacting Colin Windhorst at cjcw@myfairpoint.net, or calling 726-3905 with any questions.