Related Links

Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York (DCMNY)
DCMNY is a hosted collection site, a service of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). All of METRO’s Culture in Transit collections are hosted on DCMNY.

Brooklyn Public Library Catalog
The library catalog of the Brooklyn Public Library. All of BPL’s Culture in Transit community scanning digitized items are hosted in the BPL catalog.

Digital Archives, Queens Library
The Digital Archives catalog of Queens Library. All of Queens Library’s Culture in Transit community scanning digitized items are hosted in the Digital Archives catalog.

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
A portal that brings together digitized items from America’s libraries, archives and museums, and makes them freely available. All of Culture in Transit digitized items are included in DPLA.

Empire State Digital Newtork (ESDN)
The New York State service hub for DPLA, ESDN shares New York’s rich cultural heritage with DPLA. All of Culture in Transit’s digitized items are aggregated by ESDN for harvest by DPLA.

Queens Memory Project Resources Blog (Queens Memory)
Resources developed and adopted by the Queens Memory team to create and maintain our collaborative digital archives. This site includes training materials, a cataloging manual for our CollectiveAccess database, and digitization guidelines.

Community Archiving, Strategies for Engagement (Historypin and METRO)
Six videos exploring lessons from a series of community archiving sessions at branch libraries.

Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video (WITNESS)
A step-by-step guide, aimed at content creators, which focuses on preserving digital video. The guide addresses the following topics: create, transfer, acquire, organize, store, catalog, preserve, share.

Personal Digital Archiving (Library of Congress)
Videos, handouts and other resources about digital archiving for individuals produced by the Library of Congress.

Personal Digital Archiving (Columbia University)
A resources list about personal digital archiving compiled by Columbia University.

Keeping Collections Podcast (METRO and AVPreserve)
More Podcast, Less Process is a podcast featuring interviews with archivists, librarians, preservationists, technologists, and information professionals about interesting work and projects within and involving archives, special collections, and cultural heritage.

Tools for Smaller Budgets: Using Open Source and Free Tools for AV Digital Preservation
Workflows (AVPreserve)
White paper by Kara Van Malssen which addresses A/V digital preservation for institution with smaller budgets.

The Signal: Digital Preservation (Library of Congress)
“The Signal” blog discusses digital stewardship, computer technology, management, transmission and use of data. The blog covers new developments that have an impact on digital preservation and access.

Self Preservation Series: Outreach Programming for Community Archives and Special Collections (Read Write Library)
Guides and documentation for the Self Preservation Series, which aimed to disseminate professional library and archival standards to community members

Public Library Partnerships Project (DPLA)
A curriculum developed for people new to digitization focused on different aspects of digitization. Guidelines on ‘Planning for Digitization’, ‘Selecting Content for a Digitization Project’, ‘Understanding Copyright’, ‘Using Metadata to describe Digital Content’, Digital Reformatting and File Management’ and ‘Promoting Use of Your Digital Content’.