Thanks to an extension from the Indiana State Library, we were able to reach this year’s goal for the Clinton County: Fun in the ʼ50s project. Our goal was to digitize 2,700 slides taken by James Ostler at school activities and class reunions in the 1950s and upload them to Indiana Memory. We reached that mark on May 12 and continued to scan. By the time we finished scanning on June 10, we had digitized 3,955 slides. That’s 1255 slides over our goal! While the scanning portion of the project is over, we still have a little over 500 images for which we need to write metadata before uploading them to Indiana Memory. We are also working on a new Ostler webpage for our website to showcase some of the slides that we digitized this year.
Since we received our first Library Services and Technology Act grant for the Clinton County: Fun in the ʼ50s project in 2017, we have scanned a little over 12,000 slides. Nearly 11,400 of which have been uploaded to Indiana Memory. To see the school pictures that have been uploaded and more, go to Indiana Memory and search for “James Ostler Digitized Collection.”
This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library. The IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Its mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.
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