Everyone has a story to tell. Some are big, stories about travel and adventure, others are smaller, more personal, stories friendship or growing up. With the Story Me project, we aim to capture your stories, both big and small, to share and preserve them for everyone.
Story Me collects your stories through interviews with the residents of the Kingston-Frontenac area from all walks of life. Recordings of these interviews, and any images or other material we collect, are added to the Digital Kingston collections and presented on the Story Me blog.
Events and Interviews
Story Me events are held throughout the year, during which residents are invited to contribute their stories. Private interviews can also be arranged by appointment.
We record each interview and upload it to our digital collection. Any additional material, like photos or other object important to the story, are photographed or scanned and added to the collection as well.
Collecting and Preserving Digital Material
A free digital copy of any scanned or photographed material will be emailed to the story teller. All story-tellers are asked to authorize KFPL to publish and archive the materials and confirm that:
- the photo is from a personal collection and not under copyright to anyone else, and
- any living person who appears in the photo has given permission for the photo to be shared and made available on the internet.
All images and recordings will be stored on the Digital Kingston collection as well as a back up copy on the Internet Archive. We will also add as many stories as possible to the Story Me blog.