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New Database of Subtrates Used for Giclée Printmaking

In an effort to assist our customers in evaluating the enormous number of fine art papers, photo papers, and canvas used to make giclée prints, we’ve photographed over 70 substrates and built a massive database of these products. You can filter the database by type of substrate, manufacturer, blend, and texture, and then rapidly sort …

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A little bit of website maintenance, and gallery wraps galore!

Greetings: It’s another hot summer day here in Glen Arm: 97 degrees and rainforest-like. We have two larger microfilm digitization jobs which we’re currently seeing through, both of which should be ready to ship by next week.  I spent part of today hiding inside in the AC, revising and refitting a lot of the content …

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Just how many books are there? How about 129,864,880!

Yesterday, Google posted on the official Inside Google Books blog that, by their calculation, there are approximately that many books out there. From our perspective, wow, that’s a lot of work! Capturing books at the highest quality possible, as well as scanning microfilm and similar items such as manuscripts, ledgers, scrapbooks, et al, ad naseum, …

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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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Flat-Rate Pricing – Why it Matters

Creekside Digital does things differently than most of the other microfilm digitization vendors out there: all of the rollfilm projects we quote are bid using flat per-roll pricing. There are a few reasons we do this, which we’ll get into shortly, but the bottom line is that what’s good for our customers is good for …

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The Digitization Program Office (DPO) is pleased to present its 2018 Annual Report outlining the work and special activities that took place over the course of the year.

DPO works to implement a vision of “Discovery through Digitization” by partnering with others to increase the quantity, quality, and impact of digitized Smithsonian collections.

View and download the report at:
dpo.si.edu/resources
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Now for some music with #smithsonianmusic! We're currently working with National Museum of American History Archives Center to digitize thousands of posters related to WWI and WWII, including this troop morale poster from 1917: collections.si.edu/search/detail/edanmdm:siris_arc_176697

According to an article from the New York Times published in the fall of 1918, the Phonograph Records Recruiting Corps was created by Vivien Burnett, son of novelist and playwright Frances Hodgson Burnett, to collect records, machines, and needles to provide music to soldiers overseas during WWI, by recruiting and drafting "slacker records."

Learn more about the Smithsonian Year of Music: music.si.edu/ and stay tuned as we continue to digitize more collections from National Museum of American History!
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