OHS goes digital
Oneida High School yearbooks from the 1900s to recent days have all be successfully digitized.
ONEIDA, N.Y. >> Oneida High School yearbooks from1936 through 2018 have been successfully digitized, electronically indexed and posted online at the web site of New York Heritage, thanks to a Regional Bibliographic Databases Program grant to the Oneida Public Library from the New York State Library, as administered by the Central New York Library Resources Council in Syracuse.
The OPL provided four cartons of donated yearbooks and sought out the help of the Oneida High School Library for other vol- umes not in its possession or alternate copies in better shape than the library’s. Thanks to school librarian, Zoe Hicks, the digital collection not only contains a complete set of yearbooks from 1936 to 2018 but also the Dial Annual, written by the graduating class, for the years 1926 and 1927.
The CLRC, using the talents of intern Lauren Phillips under the supervision of Digital Collections Librarian Ryan Perry, digitized the yearbooks over the summer. Digitization included scanning, transcribing text and creating metadata to describe and retrieve data contained in the yearbooks. As a result, every yearbook can be searched online, whether by keyword, activity or personal name.
Those interested in exploring the yearbooks online can go directly to the New YorkHeritage site at: https:// nyheritage.org/collections/ oneida-yearbook-collection