100 Years of MWPHS

From the Centenary Committee...

The Society has an archive of some 15,000 items. As a project for our centenary year, we are planning to make digital images of about one-third of them. Following discussions with Northern Beaches Council, it is intended to load the digitised images onto the Council’s History Hub database so that they will be available for viewing by the public.

This will be quite a massive undertaking. We will use a specialist company to carry out the image production step but for each image we also have to write and record relevant information. This latter step will be more time consuming than the image production one and it cannot be easily farmed out.

To cover the external cost of producing the images we hope to obtain an appropriate grant. However the production of the associated information - called metadata - will probably have to be done by ourselves. As we advance the project we may call for volunteers to help.