Background Organized in 1977, the Santa Paula Historical Society of Santa Paula, California is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the history of the town and the surrounding area. Its founding eleven Directors were descendants of pioneers or long-time residents, and many of them continue to serve the Society today. When the Santa Paula Historical …
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Wrapped up our pilot project at Smithsonian National Postal Museum and finished all of the objects we had prepped for digitization--3,550 objects in total! A large portion of the NPM staff joined the pilot project to contribute to the effort, so there are plenty of folks to thank and to help us celebrate the accomplishment, thanks to each and every one of you that helped out along the way!
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The pilot project with the Smithsonian National Postal Museum continues and we're blowing away our projected results! The NPM object handling team has really come together, the Smithsonian team behind the scenes supporting our virtual workflow has helped us work out the minor kinks, and our vendor Creekside Digital has graciously extended our targeted number of objects, so we're up to 1,998 objects through today already--way to go team!
The Alexandria VCP had the opportunity to visit the Smithsonian National Postal Museum this week to see a Rapid Capture Digitization Project with the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office. The project, which is a collaboration of efforts by the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office, the National Postal Museum, and Creekside Digital, will include the digitization of 1,000 sheets of postal stamps in less than a week. To view the project in person, please visit the National Postal Museum this week, September 29th through October 2nd, between 10:00am and 4:00pm for an Open House. Unable to attend the Open House? Check the project out at the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office’s website at dpo.si.edu/ and the National Postal Museum’s blog at postalmuseumblog.si.edu/2015/09/what-is-a-rapid-capture-pilot-project.html. The Alexandria staff was also honored to have a tour of the world’s largest stamp gallery by the Museum Director, Allen Kane! Allen walked the staff through the gallery, telling some of the stories behind the stamps. The staff viewed a letter that was on the Hindenburg when it caught fire, Amelia Earhart’s flight suit, and the world’s most famous stamp, the British Guiana 1c Magenta, which had been owned by John Eleuthère du Pont. Staff also tested some of the interactive displays in the exhibit and created a stamp with self-portraits! The Alexandria VCP would like to thank Allen Kane for taking time to provide such a wonderful visit!