Library and Information Science

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The South Carolina State Library (SCSL) hosted a unique crowdsourcing event to gain descriptive metadata for parts of their photographic collection from the 1960s through the 1990s. This event was the Metadata Crowdsource Retiree Tea, and was held April 15, 2015 for retirees of the SCSL. Attendees came together to provide information for 175 selected photographs while enjoying refreshments. Metadata collected included title, date, and description. Following the event, photographs were scanned and metadata was recorded. The photographs will be included in current and new digital collections in the South Carolina Digital Library.