The Library Archive Team

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This summer, the Braddock Carnegie Library is actively engaged in the same activity as virtually every other library world-wide:  playing catch-up.

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Our ability to make back-ups of text and images via digitization has only been around for a little over forty years.  Mankind has been writing for more than three-thousand four-hundred years.  That’s a lot of information to bring into the digital age.

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 The Braddock Youth Project Library Archive Team is presently doing their part to make a dent in this vast backlog of data.  Led by Michael DiCenzo, six youths spend four days a week scanning old documents and yearbooks, conducting interviews with various Braddock residents, and organizing a ton of old documents into some semblance of order.

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The youth learn several valuable skills in the process of completing these tasks, such as organized research, audio editing, using scanners and conducting interviews.

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In addition to their newly acquired skills, the youth also get the lasting satisfaction of knowing that they played a pivotal role in bringing a library wholly into the 21st century.


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