Nikkei Cultural Society of Lethbridge and Area
NIKKEI PERSONAL POSTERITY PROJECT.
What happens to the photo albums, home videos and other personal ephemera of internment survivors? Should or could steps be taken to ensure their posterity?
The Nikkei Cultural Society of Lethbridge and Area is applying for funding address this problem. NCS hopes to create a guidebook and template for digital asset management that non-professionals could use to create a robust family history archive.
NCS would research methodologies and systems used in fields where collections management is a central activity (for example, museums, archives and libraries) as well as consumer-oriented cataloguing systems in digital photography software. NCS would consult with collections management professionals to establish a set of practices that would be robust from a collections management standpoint, yet simple enough that people with no specific training could use.
What NCS would create is an asset management primer in booklet form. The booklet would outline a number of approaches and the possible benefits of choosing one over another. An appendix would include basic instructions on how to use smartphone cameras, digital cameras and scanners to create digital images of paper documents.