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Willow Hill Resources

Orientation materials and resources for working in the Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center collections in Georgia Southern Commons.

Project Manual & Training Resources

Digitization Project Manual

Complete instructions for the project are available in the Digitization Project Manual

Table of Contents

  • Scanning - Page 3
  • Saving the Scans - Page 9
  • Editing the Scans - Page 10
  • Uploading Scans to the Database - Page 11
  • After the Scanning Project is Complete - Page 18
  • Who to Contact at the Library for Assistance - 19

Working in Georgia Southern Commons

If you are uploading African American funeral programs to Georgia Southern Commons, you need an account. Accounts are separate from Georgia Southern University's MyGS login credentials but are free and easy to set up. You do not need a Georgia Southern Commons account to view or download materials in the WHHRC collections.

To Create a Georgia Southern Commons Account

  1. Go to the Georgia Southern Commons site: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu
  2. Click on My Account (blue navigation bar at the top left). Under Create New Account, click on Sign Up.
  3. On the form presented, enter information in all required fields (marked with an *). Choose a password. Click on Sign Up when you have completed the form.
  4. A validation email will be sent to your email address. Click on the link provided to activate your account. You now have access to Georgia Southern Commons.
  5. To login to your account in the future, click on My Account, enter the email address and password used to create the account.

Uploading to Georgia Southern Commons

When you are ready to upload a funeral program, log into your Georgia Southern Commons account. The submission form includes instructions for each field.