There are many different aspects of ScanDay, and as a result, some information has been separated and given its own page. Browse the links listed below to stay on this page or be redirected.
ScanDay is an event hosted with or in libraries (public, academic, school, special, etc.) across the state, in which Digital Initiatives staff from the ND State Library bring scanning and photography equipment to a community and digitize photographs, documents, objects, etc. from the collections of local institutions and private citizens. After digitization, the items are returned and each participant is given a flash drive containing digital copies of their items.
This project was started to help communities engage in building local and state history by submitting items of historical value to be converted into digital files and then displayed online on Digital Horizons via the North Dakota Memories collection. There, they can be accessed anytime for free by researchers, genealogists, teachers, students, members of the general public, etc.
If your library is interested in hosting or participating in a ScanDay, contact Digital Initiatives.
To learn even more, visit the ScanDay FAQ page.
If you (private citizen, institution, etc.) are unable to attend a ScanDay but would still like to contribute materials to the ND State Library's online archive, contact Digital Initiatives to discuss options.
Digital Initiatives wants to avoid limiting what attendees bring to ScanDay events. However, submissions of photographs, postcards. letters, certificates, journals, artwork, artifacts, memorabilia, scrapbooks, etc. are encouraged.
Still not sure what to bring? Here are a few suggestions and tips to give you some ideas.
To give you even more ideas of what to submit, you can also consult the handout below (PDF) or the "What to Bring? Examples from the ND Memories collection" slideshow box available on this page.