Digital Archives Update July 2020

The dog days of summer may drain us of energy but certainly not of enthusiasm or momentum.

The digitization team received an especially delightful boost this month by welcoming, Riley Bogren. Riley joins the team as the project’s Transcription Coordinator, a new role created in response to the growing interest and volunteer activity on our transcription site.

Time and again, Sandy Spring Museum initiatives serve as a catalyst in creating communities of shared visions and values; the digitization project is no exception. At its most elemental, transcription facilitates enhanced readability and searchability of document content within the digital archives. Yet, as the effort organically matures, we are seeing seeds of community emerge around query and inquisitiveness borne from the act of transcribing.

Riley is excited to serve as the hub around which this growing group can evolve by serving as a single point of contact and creating welcoming spaces in which transcribers share ideas and help each other.

A recent graduate from Towson University in film studies and videography, Riley hit the ground running with heaps of ideas and enthusiasm! A warm Sandy Spring Museum welcome to Riley.

Staff Picks from the Digital Archives

The Archives Digitization Project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.