NYSHA to host ‘Tools of History’ Launch Party


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The New York State Historical Association’s Research Library will celebrate the introduction of the South Central Regional Library Council’s new website – “Tools of History.” The library will host a “launch party” at their location, next to the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, on Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The website is a collaborative digitization program providing access to digital collections of historical manuscripts, photographs, maps, drawings, books, and artifacts that have been contributed by libraries, archives, historical societies, museums and cultural organizations comprising the membership of SCRLC.

Located in Ithaca, NY, South Central Regional Library Council is one of nine multi-type library consortia (NY 3RS Association) in New York State that encourage collaboration and resource sharing. SCRLC reaches over 500 libraries in its service area located in the counties of Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates.

Use the new website to complete an online quiz and you could win a prize. Download the quiz sheet and answer questions based on the “Smith and Telfer Photograph Collection” and the “Murder Pamphlet Collection Exhibit” on the “Tools of History” website. Winners will receive prizes consisting of USB flash drives. You can download the quiz sheet and find more information at: Library.NYSHA.org/Contest.html

Bring the completed sheet to the “Tools of History” launch party between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Your answers will be checked and correct solutions will count towards the prizes to be awarded at 12:45 p.m. (You must be present to claim your prize at that time.)

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