Posts tagged with Digitization in Blog Library Tech Talk

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Image of man in uniform carrying a gramophone on his shoulder
April 27, 2020
  • Larry Wentzel
This article reviews how 9,000+ frames of photographic negatives from the Harry A. Franck collection are being digitally preserved.
Image of tightly bound book being digitized on Quartz A1-V book scanner
August 1, 2016
  • Larry Wentzel
DCU has a new, A1-sized V-cradle scanner for digitizing tightly bound books. This post examines the need, research, and choice of scanner we purchased.
Page from early printed edition of Dante's Divine Comedy with an elaborate border and capital N.
June 4, 2015
  • Aaron Elkiss
HathiTrust started out with only content digitized by Google, but a goal from early on was to support digitized book material from a variety of sources. One early effort provided a toolkit to partners for preparing content, but which turned out to require more technical effort than was reasonable. We rethought our approach and simplified the requirements for partners while maintaining the same high quality standards for HathiTrust.
U-M Library staff working with ME 450 students on the linear book scanner.
March 18, 2015
  • Meghan JK Musolff
Here at the U-M Library, we’re committed to identifying opportunities for engagement between Library staff and students. But identifying these opportunities can be difficult for our Library’s IT unit since we’re not involved with students as part of our day-to-day work. How do we as tech professionals engage with the student community?
Workflow for Proposing and Producing Digital Projects: Overview
March 4, 2015
  • Kat Hagedorn
It’s possible we should have written this blog post years ago, when we first created our workflow for how we shepherd digitization projects through our Digital Library. Well, we were busy creating it, that’s our excuse. Three years later, we’re on our third iteration.
October 25, 2012
  • Meghan JK Musolff
The Digital Conversion Unit (DCU) recently acquired a new setup that will allow for the digital capture of 3D objects, realia, and ephemera. The new equipment will create museum quality photos of 3D objects to be included in the Library's digital collections.
July 8, 2009
  • John Weise
The University of Michigan Library has received a CLIR grant to provide specialized access to Islamic manuscripts. Users of the site will be able to contribute to the description/cataloging of each item. We are digitizing 1250 manuscripts as part of this project, and I thought it would be worthwhile to share the following summary of the process.