1. shhh! no running in the library!: Tumblarians and Archivist: Question →


    Do any of you fantastic Tumblarians or archivist or technical specialists work on small or large scale digitization projects designed for web delivery? Specifically, I’m looking into still image (maps, paintings, letter, etc.) file format standards and compression guidelines (best format for web delivery: do you create a low res JPEG image?). Do you have a specific reference guide or tool you use to determine the specs you wish to use in web delivery? 

    I’d appreciate any nod in the direction of a useful guidebook/textbook/reference for mass digitization projects, especially if it can be found online. Thanks a million!

    (I’m not studying archives or technical services—I do E-Government—so I’m a bit lost on where to even start. Any help, and I mean ANY, would be much appreciated. Also, if you could signal boost, I’d love you forever).

  2. theartofgooglebooks:

    The author becomes a text: pasted-in portrait, clipped from a newspaper. 

    From the front matter of The Purgatory of Suicides: A Prison-Rhyme by Thomas Cooper (1850). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 6, 2006.

    Look at that face!

  3. 106 Years of Black Indianapolis History Online →

    This free and open access resource makes well over 5,000 issues of the community newspaper—dated from 1899 to 2005 and captured from the microfilm version of the weekly broadsheet—available through the World Wide Web.

    The Indianapolis Recorder is the single most important tool for researching the history of African Americans in Indianapolis during the 20th century, says Wilma Moore, senior archivist of African-American History, Indiana Historical Society Library & Archives. 

    The full-text searchable archive is available online.