The following questions and answers are provided to enable you to participate in the Cambria Memory Project
- How can I participate in the Cambria Memory Project? Any one who has an item that is connected to any aspect of Cambria County history can participate in the project. Items can be scanned by coming to the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College or by checking with your local public library for more information.
To prepare for scanning, permissions must be granted. This Permission form should be completed and brought the day of scanning.
- What types of item can be digitized? Any paper item can be digitized (photos, certificates, letters, postcards, etc.) All items should be flat or single sheets. We are not able to digitize bound books.
- Will I receive a copy of the digital images? Yes, all items digitized will be returned the day of the event and you will receive a copy of the content on a USB drive.
- What if I have something that was already in digital format, but it’s saved on a format I can’t access anymore? At each digitization day, we will have the ability to read files from a 3.5″ floppy disk, data CD, or convert VHS to digital copy. Again, you will receive this on a USB drive to take home.
- What if I have a three-dimensional object like medals or jewelry? We will have the capability to digitize three-dimensional objects. This will be done by photographing the item and documenting its history.
- What if I don’t want my items uploaded to the statewide database? Each participant will need to sign a release for the digital image. If you don’t want your image uploaded, we will still digitize it for you, just not include it on the state database.
- What if I have a lot of items I want digitized? If you have a large collection of items, please contact the project director, Dr. Barbara Zaborowski, and we will make arrangements to digitize your items at another time. We still want to preserve your items, but don’t want to use a lot of time at the digitization day events.