The Digital Initiatives department at the North Dakota State Library offers a ScanDay specifically for state employees and those affiliated with North Dakota government.
For a normal ScanDay, Digital Initiatives staff hits the road for the event and brings scanning equipment to a library in the state. Community members and local organizations sign up for time slots ahead of time, and then bring in photographs, documents, objects, etc. from their personal collections for digitization. The ND State Library retains digital copies of the items for inclusion in the online archive Digital Horizons (via the North Dakota Memories collection).
ScanDay for State Employees is similar, except Digital Initiatives does not travel to a community for the event and participants are limited to employees of the state of North Dakota. If you are interested in learning more about ScanDay for State Employees, contact Digital Initiatives.
Bring as much information on the items as you can. If possible, prepare an inventory, description, or notes of the items beforehand. This will help save staff a lot of time. Try to answer these questions for each item brought to ScanDay: Who? What? When? Where?
Here are some examples:
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.
If any North Dakota state agencies are interested in partnering with the ND State Library to have their historic documents (reports, publications, etc.) digitized and made available online, contact Digital Initiatives.