Monthly Archive
for: ‘November, 2008’

What Kind of Microfilm do I Have?

We get a lot of questions from folks who have documents on microform but are not sure exactly what they have. Hopefully this post will clarify things a bit. Creekside Digital can scan all of the following major types of microform: Rollfilm. As its name implies, rollfilm is a roll or spool of film containing …

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To OCR or Not to OCR . . . ?

Optical Character Recognition, or OCR for short, is a type of software designed to extract text from images (for example, digitized images of your rollfilm) and output it to a file such as a PDF or text file. Creekside Digital often runs OCR on digitized rollfilm and creates searchable PDF files. But will it work …

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The Library of Congress
Library conservators discuss their work on the Emily Howland Album, containing 48 rare photographs dating to the 1860s -- including a previously unrecorded portrait of Harriet Tubman and images of other abolitionists -- which was conserved and digitized by the Library and will be exhibited for the first time at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2018. More:
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Let's get digital in this week's Link Love!

Librarians at the The White House Historical Association have digitized 25,000 previously uncatalogued slides! In case you missed it, Missing Scientists' Faces blog shared 28 days of African American female scientists during #BlackHistoryMonth. Check out some of the Digital Public Library of America's primary source sets for #WomensHistoryMonth. Let's check in with the Olympic games archivist now that it's over. Lastly, the Dallas Cowboy cheerleader uniforms are now part of the National Museum of American History.

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