This site was created as part of the Women's Suffrage Digitization Project, under the direction of the Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) and supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, awarded to The New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The Women's Suffrage Digitization Project was a two-year project that allowed area institutions to learn about digitization and to mount a focused digitization effort.
In October 1998, RRLC began involving libraries in a discussion about digitization in order to create a plan for the digitization of unique resources related to the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Teams of librarians, historians and other interested people met over the course of the next year to discuss management, technical, and content issues. The outcome of those discussions and research done by RRLC was compiled into one document, the Women’s Suffrage Digitization Project (WSDP) General Implementation Guidelines and WSDP Blueprint Document. The Guidelines Document also contained a list of those people who participated in the planning project.
In October 1999, RRLC began to implement that plan, digitize items in the region and create a web site of suffrage information. 18 institutions participated in the project by allowing the project to digitize and display some of their items on this web site. The images and text on this web site are copyrighted.
Besides this web site, the implementation project produced a Lessons Learned document to summarize the knowledge gained in doing this project.
Project Team: The following people and organizations worked on the implementation project.
|Kathleen M. Miller, Executive Director, RRLC|
|Jill Ann Hurst, Project Manager|
|Judy Emerson, Project Manager Associate|
|Anne Filiaci, Project Historian. Ms. Filiaci contributed much of the text on this site, including 34 of the biographies.|
|Museum Photographics, Digitization vendor [Tel: 585-232-3980]. All of the digital images on this site where created by Museum Photographics except for those images from East Rochester Local History Office; The Ontario County (NY) Records and Archives Center; and University of Rochester, Rush Rhees Library, Rare Books and Special Collections.|
|Net Results, LLC, web site developer [Tel: 585-748-1850]|
Acknowledgements: Many other people and institutions assisted in the making this project a reality. We would like to especially thank:
|Jean Czerkas of the Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY|
|Laura Ferguson of Riverside Cemetery, Rochester, NY|
|Jan Gleason, Rochester, NY|
|Karl Kabelac, Rochester, NY|
|Jean Lind, Sudbury, MA|
|Karen McCandlish, a student intern from University of Buffalo|
|Carolyn Vacca, Monroe County Historian. Ms. Vacca contributed the biography on Fannie Barrier Williams.|
We are extremely grateful to them and everyone else who gave input and encouragement.
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