Past Event

Digitization Workshop: Local Heritaged Online in the Age of Broadband

Digital representation is fast becoming the norm as the information society continues to develop. In community history digitization everyone’s stories can be included, and everyone can do something to help build community memory online.

Join us for this hands-on Workshop on Community History Digitization. Community history digitization projects are focused on representing community memory online. Participants are encouraged to bring with them something they would like to digitize. Items to digitize could include school yearbooks, cherished recipes, family histories, oral histories, information on historic buildings, church histories, the history of local government, and much, much more! These projects could be small, such as digitizing the story of a single family, or huge, such as digitizing all the yearbooks of a given high school. This workshop provides practical advice for projects of all types, whether you are trying to get something together for a family or school reunion, a church anniversary, or for the city as a whole. Our teaching tool is developed based on two years of on-the-ground experience in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

We welcome anyone interested in using digital technologies to share local and family history online. Public librarians, museums, historical societies, genealogy societies, universities, colleges, teachers of all types, community groups, churches, city governments, historic preservation groups, families, local historians, and others are all welcome to come to these workshops. Individuals of any all technical backgrounds are welcome.

For more information on this FREE workshop or to register, please contact Noah Lenstra at or click here more details.