My First ScanFest

This weekend I participated in my first Scanfest. It was fun! Though, I did do things a little unconventionally. I did not scan anything during the actual time frame, but instead, earlier that day, I scanned in some pages I photocopied when I visited the Tennesse State Library & Archives on Saturday.  Here is an example of one of the things I scanned and posted online – it is an index of a WPA tombstone transcription book from 1938. 

Index to Blount Cemetery Records from the WPA

I’ve decided I’m on a mission to provide as many indexes as I can. The TSLA has a great collection and I feel fortunate to live close to it. I learned this week for the first time of plans for GenSeek (see here and here); I think it would be very cool to be able to submit indexes to those resources that are not available full-text online.

I also scanned in several more that I will be gradually getting online and adding to my Special Projects page by the end of the week.

Comments (2)

  1. Miriam Robbins Midkiff

    We enjoyed having you at Scanfest, Taneya, and hope you do so again! While you may have been unconventional, you are not the first–and I doubt you’ll be the last–to simply chat and either not scan or not get much scanning done! Sometimes it’s just fun to socialize!

  2. Ginger

    Hi Taneya, I’m sorry I missed you at scanfest. I must have darted out before you got there. It’s a load of fun :)

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