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 Digitization Advisory Committee


The Digitization Advisory Committee advises the South Central Regional Library Council on the planning, implementation, management, and funding of the regional digitizing program, as well as its participation in the statewide New York Heritage program. The regional and statewide digitization efforts are primarily concerned with access.


Statement on Open Metadata

As SCRLC and its members strive to produce factual metadata, we believe this is made stronger by a library's ability to effectively use, re-use, adapt, aggregate, and share the bibliographic, descriptive, and any other metadata created during the information life cycle.



1. Recommend policies to the Board of Trustees regarding the digitization program.
2. Review short and long-term goals associated with the New York Heritage program and SCRLC's participation.
3. Ensures the collection development policy for the digitization program is up-to-date.
4. Evaluate and suggest digitizing training programs and continuing education programs.
5. Publicizes and markets New York Heritage within their libraries and cultural organizations and to prospective members.


2023-2024 Activities
  • Compile inclusive metadata learning opportunities and resources on LibGuides and share out via SCHOAM newsletters each month
  • Begin an audit of SCRLC member NYH collections with an eye to inclusive metadata
  • Promote NYH collections via Facebook
  • Promote NYH collections with material for educators
  • Add new NYH collections to the Digital Dark Archives
2022-2023 Activities
  • Offer at least one continuing education event about inclusive metadata
  • Add at least one new collection representing historically oppressed and marginalized peoples and perspectives
  • Identify potential new members and reach out to them for collection digitization
  • Create a LibGuide about inclusive metadata practices
  • Add new NYH collections to the Digital Dark Archives
  • Add other (external) local history digital projects to HistoryUnbound

Julia Corrice, Chair, Cornell University, joined 2020,

John Hosford, Alfred University, joined 2021, 

Erika Jenns, Southern Tier Library System, joined 2018,

Erin Rushton, Binghamton University, joined 2018,

Maggie Young, Steele Memorial Library, joined 2015,

Claire Lovell, ex officio, SCRLC,

Mary-Carol Lindbloom, ex officio, SCRLC,


Meeting Minutes


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