Share Your Collection
We welcome past and current Stamford residents to share their memories and history with us. If you have photographs or documents that highlight Stamford history, we would to help you share it with our community. Contact the Ferguson Library for information or questions.
The following selection criteria is recommended for digitization projects:
- Historical significance: collections or items should represent experiences unique to Stamford, Connecticut.
- Scanning potential: suitability for digitization is evaluated in terms of image quality and physical condition. Project staff can advise on the scanning potential of your items.
- Ownership and copyrights: The Ferguson Library must be given property rights to the collection(s) so that we can make it available to the public for research. If items violate copyright restrictions, they will not be included in our digitial archives without the permission of the copyright holder. If you item is protected by copyright, you must include a signed release from the copyright holder.
Frequently Asked Questions
- May I scan my own materials?
- Yes. As long as your equipment can produce images at the required standards.
- May I send one image as a sample before I scan them all?
- Yes. We strongly encourage patrons scanning large quantities of materials to send a sample or two to ensure that the scanning specifications are as per standards before going forward.
- How do I send my scanned items?
- You may mail or deliver in person your items on CDs, DVDs, or USB flash drives. Please include your contact information with your personal items so that pickup can be scheduled. If you wish, CDs, DVDs, or USB flash drives may be submitted to the receptionist on teh 4th floor of the Main Library.
- Address: Digital Archives Project Manager, 1 Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT 06904
- If I do not have a scanner, what can I do?
- You can come to the library and use our scanner. Save your scanned document(s) to a flash drive.
- You can deliver physical items to the library. We will scan them and contact you when it's ready for pick up.
- You can make an appointment with the project manager and have items scanned in your presence.
- Can I print, publish, or post on my website the images found in your digital archives?
- The Library makes photographs from its collection available to patrons for their personal use. We do not give legal advice as to whether any particular use would infringe upon the intellectual property rights of the person or organization that created the photographs.