Thursday, October 14, 2021

How to Run a Scanning Party

Carbonear Scanning Party, July 2021.

Are there photos in your community you would like to preserve for future generations? Do you want a visual record of the people, places, and events in your town? Would you like to have an accessible archives of photographs?

Your community should host a Scanning Party!

A Scanning Party is an informal photo collection session for heritage groups, small museums and archives, or town councils. Community members come to a Scanning Party prepared. They bring their own photographs to be scanned at the event and then taken back home with them the same day.

The goal of a Scanning Party is to help digitize and preserve community photographs as well as make them accessible to community members.

We've put together an easy how to guide to help you learn how to host one in your community. 

Click here to view the guide!

Here is the scanning party form we use - feel free to edit and adapt to fit your organization's needs. 

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