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Digitizing Local Zines

by Jenny Bossaller, Dylan Martin, and Seth Smith on July 3, 2024

Has your library considered beginning a local history collection? If so, have you wondered what types of materials to include? This article (originally published in the November/December 2018 issue of Public Libraries magazine) will take you through the development of the  Community History Archive (CHA) project at Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL), a library system in mid-Missouri that serves two counties. The project began with a few small collections of photographs of the library and of a local one-room schoolhouse, but when the opportunity arose to digitize a local zine, we thought that it would be an excellent test for the system while also expanding the scope of the CHA. See the full article here.