CLRC has a longstanding tradition of supporting resource-sharing to bridge gaps in access to information. The Digitization Plan seeks to continue the CLRC philosophy of resource-sharing to include digitization of significant resources held within the region.
The primary goal for digitization projects sponsored by CLRC is enhanced access for the people of the region to digital resources created from collections in Central New York’s libraries, archives and museums.
CLRC’s digitization efforts:
CLRC recognizes that digitization is an important next step in providing resource-sharing opportunities throughout the region. To facilitate the Council’s digitization efforts, it has:
Created a Digitization Committee of local digitization experts to guide its efforts, and to research, choose, and adhere to best practices and standards that will guide all the Council’s digitization projects.
Developed a digitization training program.
Planned, executed, marketed and reflected upon a pilot project, CNY Heritage.
Collaborated with other 3Rs to merge successful regional pilot projects like CNY Heritage into a statewide effort, New York Heritage.
CLRC also assists libraries, schools and museums in Onondaga, Madison, Oneida and Herkimer counties to provide digital access to unique local resources. Many of the following CLRC grant-funded projects were made possible by Regional Automation and Library Services and Technology grants.
CLRC grant-funded digitization projects:
Central NY Heritage
Franklin Automobile Collection, Onondaga Historical Association (Syracuse, NY)
Gerrit Smith Collection, Morrisville Public Library (Morrisville, NY)
Horatio Nelson White Architectural Drawings of the Remington Mansion, Ilion Free Public Library (Ilion, NY)
John Bloomfield Jervis Papers, Jervis Public Library (Rome, NY)
Local History Photographic Collection at Liverpool Public Library (Liverpool, NY)
Oneida Community Collection, Syracuse University Library (Syracuse, NY)
Rome-Turney Radiator Company, Inc. Papers, Rome Historical Society (Rome, NY)
Street & Smith Dime Novel Cover Art , Syracuse University Library (Syracuse, NY)
Canastota Public Library
Crouse Hospital Library
DeWitt Community Library
Dunham Public Library
Earlville Free Library
Erie Canal Museum
Erieville-Nelson Heritage Society
Fayetteville Free Library
Hamilton Public Library
Holland Patent Free Library
Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
Jervis Public Library
Little Falls Public Library
Liverpool Public Library
Mundy Branch Library
OCPL Local History & Genealogy Department
Oneida Public Library
Onondaga Community College
Oriskany Village Museum
Prospect Free Library
Remsen Steuben Historical Society
Salina Free Library
Skaneateles Historical Society
Skaneateles Library Association
Solvay-Geddes Historical Society
Solvay Public Library
Syracuse Polish Home
Syracuse University College of Law
Tromptown Historical Society
Utica Public Library