Daily Archives: April 10, 2012

Iron & Steel – Part II

For three and a half years I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with many dedicated individuals in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh as we’ve assembled and created the Pittsburgh Iron & Steel Heritage Collection.  At each step in the process, from writing and administering the grant, to selecting the materials, designing our own tracking software, to selecting a vendor to scan half a million pages, through packing and shipping and cataloging, and finally to the software ingestion that puts the imagery on the web; this effort has been challenging, rewarding and fun.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is proud to host the Iron & Steel Heritage Collection, to be able to present in full-text such a significant component of our collection, and to invite you to view, comment and contribute to our collective knowledge and memory using the Flickr component of the project and contributing what you may know about a person, place or event in the collection.

Please join us this Saturday, April 14th from 11:00 until 3:00 for the library’s Iron and Steel Community Day. See the calendar at the linked pages for the different events.   Finally, this is a resource for all; the student, the researcher, the genealogist, historian, and any user with the curiosity and interest in seeing what went into creating Pittsburgh’s legacy of Iron & Steel.
– Richard

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