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Collaboration with Brooks Memorial Library Featured in The Commons News

Published: November 30, 2010 by Robin M. Katz

Over Thanksgiving, The Commons News did a fairly extensive piece on our forthcoming collaboration with Brooks Memorial Library of Brattleboro, VT. We're currently working with Jerry Carbone, Director, and Jessica Weitz, a library school student, to digitize about 1,250 photographs of Windham County taken by Porter C. Thayer between 1906 and 1930.

This collection will add to our growing strength in local photography, will provide easy access to unique materials, and serves an excellent model for collaborative digitization. An initial 50 photographs will launch in just about a week, and will be added to on a continuous basis.

This is our fourth collection to launch after going through the CDI's collection proposal process, and the first of those involving collaboration with an outside institution.

Read more about the photographer and our collaboration in the full article. A PDF can also be downloaded here. Many thanks to Olga Peters and Jeff Potter at The Commons!