Monday, January 13, 2014

A fresh new look for the library!

The new year has brought some much anticipated changes to the Museum's library!

Last week Archvist Mark Holland and our maintenance staff completed a transformation of the space, making it much more open and inviting for our growing number of researchers.

With the new configuration, it will now be possible to host workshops and classes in the library.  We have been planning a series of collection care workshops in April that will take place in this space.  Details will be coming soon!

We have added several new library volunteers over the past few months.  They now have specific work stations set up for their collection projects, inlcuding answering research requests, cataloging new donations, re-organizing the clipping file, and creating finding aids for our vast collection. 

We recently purchased PastPerfect software for use in the library.  We upgraded it to include the digital imaging module which allows you to add photographs, as well as audio and film clips, for each donation.  A major inventory of the entire collection is well underway.  The end result will be a searchable database of all archival materials in the library.

The library is open from 9 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday.  No research request is too big or too small!  If you have a question about Stark County's past, call or email.  Click here for contact information.

In the meantime, check out the new look!

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