Pella Community Memory Database
February 2020 - Volume 2, Issue 2
Pella Public Library is pleased to provide you with this free monthly newsletter keeping you informed on the progress being made on the Pella Community Memory Database (PCMD), a new grant-funded project sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). We hope you will find this newsletter informative!
We're seeking a Volunteer Coordinator!
Do you like to volunteer? Do you like to work with, organize, and motivate people? Are you excited to participate in a community-changing project?
If so, you may be a perfect fit for our Volunteer Coordinator position! The volunteer coordinator, working closely with the Project Director, would be responsible for maintaining close contact with the nine volunteer teams and holding in-person meetings as necessary. The Volunteer Coordinator would serve as a liason beween the volunteer teams and the Project Director, and would motivate the teams to actively participate in improving the Pella Community Memory Database, as well as recruiting new volunteers to the project.
If you would be interested in volunteering your time to be our Volunteer Coordinator, please contact the Project Director, Chris Brown, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (641) 628-4268. Thank you!
Spotlight On: Transcription
Computers are more advanced now than ever, and they are capable of performing OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on typewritten documents. This allows the text in the documents to be recovered and made searchable so that you can not only search the title of a document but also search though the contents of the document itself.
Where computers still have trouble is with many handwritten documents, especially scripts. Because these documents cannot automatically be read and made searchable, they require a human go to through, read the document, and then transcribe the document into a file (such as a Microsoft Word document). This digital text can then be added to the information about the item and will make the text of a handwritten document searchable.
If you'd like to volunteer to be part of our transcription team, please complete our Volunteer Registration Form.
Featured Document of the Month: Mortgage Payment Receipt
For More Information
For more information, please contact:
Pella Public Library
603 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219