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MS Digital Library Features Singing River Library Digital Collections

06 Jun 2018 4:24 PM | CAROL GREEN (Administrator)

The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library is now featured as an official partner of the Mississippi Digital Library at the University of Southern Mississippi.


MDL has an extensive digital collection of state and local historic collections which now include the local history collection that is being digitized at the Singing River library, a branch of the Jackson-George Regional Library in Pascagoula, MS.


The SRGLHL has been working on digitizing many collections since 2006. With the help of MDL, the library has several collections available on-line - both on the MDL website and a new Singing River Digital Archive at Singing River. For more information on MDL partners, visit www.msdiglib.org/about/partners/jsg.


SRGLHL branch manager, Amanda Brooks, said, “The Jackson County Historical Society started by digitizing the family history files using a Xerox coping machine. Since then it has been an on and off project until November 2016. Over the past year we have been implementing new technology and procedures to bring this project truly to life. December 7, 2017 was our launch date for the Singing River Digital Archive.”


Over the last few years, various volunteers and groups, the Library system IT staff and interns, have given hundreds of man-hours to get the collections up and online. So far, SRGLHL has four collections that are fully digitized and made available at http://glh.jgrls.org.  


Future plans include creating more digital exhibits to help further engage local communities with a hope of helping teachers with local history resources. 

“We don’t just want to be a repository of information, we want people actually be able to use these materials when they need them, said Ms. Brooks.


To access these materials, there are no log-ins required and patrons do not have to be in the library to access the information. All services are free at home, or on the road.


For more information contact:

Amanda Brooks, archivist and manager 

Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library - 228-769-3078

http://www.jgrls.org/services/genealogy.html


Submitted by

Rex Bridges

PR & Marketing Manager

Jackson-George Regional Library

        

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