About the Culture in Transit Toolkit

This Toolkit is an outcome of the Culture in Transit project. It is intended to serve as a resource for other organizations interested in initiating mobile digitization services. All or parts of the Toolkit can be used and adapted as needed. Included in the Toolkit are resources for organizing and executing community engagement events; implementing and offering a mobile digitization service to small cultural heritage institutions; and providing advice, comment and considerations on equipment used for digitization, with emphasis on mobile digitization kits.

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About Culture in Transit

Culture in Transit was a partnership between the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), the Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Public Library to bring mobile scanning equipment to smaller libraries, archives, museums, and the communities they serve. It was one of 22 projects to win the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight News Challenge on Libraries in 2014. The work fell into two main areas:

The information and all resources in this Toolkit are licensed under a CC0 1.0 license.

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