What does "student digitized" mean?

Students scanning an item

Students around Maine are helping their local historical societies, public libraries, archives, and museums contribute to the Maine Memory Network.

Many small historical societies would love to use Maine Memory to share their collections with their communities but don't have computers, scanners, or Internet access, or aren't comfortable using that equipment. Others just don't have enough time. Some historical societies simply see that developing a project around Maine Memory is a great opportunity to partner with a local school.

Virtually every school in the state has at least some computer equipment. And, thanks to the Maine Learning Technology Initiative--the laptop program--many schools have great equipment and, just as importantly, SKILLED teachers and students who are looking for meaningful projects through which they can hone their skills and serve their community.

Would your historical society like help getting its collections into Maine Memory?

Would you like your students to put their computer skills to good use, and to see your community better represented in Maine Memory?

If so, contact us and we can help develop a project that fits the needs, interests, and issues of your community. We provide extensive training and support to all participating parties.

For examples of student digitizing projects, see Examples of Projects.

Interested in starting a project in your community?

Email Kathleen Neumann, Manager of Education and Interpretation, to talk about your interests, schedule a demonstration in your school, or get started on a project, or call her at 207-774-1822 x 214.