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The Mass. Memories Road Show: A State-Wide Scanning Project, Joanne M. Riley, Heather Cole Dec 2009

The Mass. Memories Road Show: A State-Wide Scanning Project, Joanne M. Riley, Heather Cole

Joanne M. Riley

Running a state-wide digital history project on a shoestring budget and staffed primarily by volunteers is not only possible, but brings immeasurable rewards for the contributors, volunteers, organizers and staff while gathering priceless documentation of their communal heritage. The Mass. Memories Road Show (http://www.MassMemories.net) is a public scanning project based at the University of Massachusetts Boston which partners with local communities to digitize family photographs and stories at public events with the goal of creating a digital portrait of all the 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. This article describes how the project works to ensure ...