Wednesday, February 24, 2016

National Sporting Library & Museum Seeks Sporting Organizations Interested in Digitizing Historical Content

Date: 2/23/2016

National Sporting Library & Museum Seeks Sporting Organizations Interested in Digitizing Historical Content
MIDDLEBURG, Virginia­­ –The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) in Middleburg, Virginia is seeking organizations interested in digitization partnerships. In a new initiative, NSLM is developing an online repository of historical materials related to equestrian sports, foxhunting, wing shooting, and fly fishing.

Digital partnership would include opportunities for sporting organizations to digitize and make accessible historical documents, photographs, books, journals, articles, magazines, letters, or other materials. Digitized files may be hosted in the repository, along with digital materials from NSLM’s extensive collection spanning 400 years of sporting history. Organizations that possess historical materials and would like more information on possible digitization partnership opportunities are asked to complete a brief survey no later than March 31, 2016. The survey should take about five minutes to complete.

“We are tremendously excited at the opportunity to partner with organizations in the sporting community to found an online repository,” said John Connolly, the George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Librarian at NSLM. “As we assess the needs of the organizations that have historical documents to preserve, we hope to have a strong response to the survey.”

The survey may be accessed at the following address:

The National Sporting Library & Museum is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and sharing the literature, art, and culture of equestrian, angling, and field sports. Founded in 1954, the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is located in Middleburg, the heart of Virginia’s beautiful hunt country. The inviting, 6-acre campus, world-class research Library, and fine art Museum highlight the rich heritage and tradition of country pursuits. Angling, horsemanship, shooting, steeple chasing, foxhunting, flat racing, polo, coaching, and wildlife are among the subjects one can explore in the institution’s general stacks, rare book holdings, archives, and art collection. The NSLM offers a wide variety of educational programs, exhibitions, and family activities throughout the year.

Contact: John Connolly
Tel: 540-687-6542 x18
Mail: P. O. Box 1335 Middleburg, VA 20118

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