The following information comes from the County of Brant Public Library:
The County of Brant Public Library has hired a professional archivist to create a special local history digital collection.
The County of Brant Public Library is excited to announce that Misty De Meo has joined the library to help create a comprehensive digital archive of Brant’s history. Misty is a professional archivist with a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto. Her specialty is in creating accessible and lasting digital images from the precious historical documents that tell our community’s story.
The County of Brant Public Library Digital Collections will become an ongoing program that preserves and records the historical images and documents of our communities. In partnership with the Paris Museum and Historical Society, the inaugural project will be about Hiram “King” Capron, the founder of Paris. The museum has generously granted access to their Capron collection to the library, so that Capron’s story can be told to the world online! When the project is complete, users will be able to view actual documents written by Capron at a publicly accessible website. Students, researchers, and history buffs will all benefit from this permanent digital resource.
Thanks to Misty’s skills as an archivist, future generations will be guaranteed access to the sometimes fragile and endangered historical documents of our county. Watch for the official website launch at the end of the year!