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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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Hey . . . that's the historic railroad depot building that's still in our parking lot, which is also the logo of our frame shop Glen Arm Custom Framing!

A Ride on the Ma & Pa through Baltimore County in PhotosAug 13, 2:00pmHistorical Society of Baltimore CountyRailroad historian Rudy Fischer will take us on a virtual ride - via slides - along the path of the old Maryland and Pennsylvania (Ma & Pa) Railroad through Baltimore County. The Ma & Pa was formed in 1901 through the consolidation of the Baltimore and Lehigh Railway and the York Southern Railroad, and connected Baltimore, Maryland, and York, Pennsylvania, until the 1950s. The Ma & Pa transported passengers, mail, marble and slate, anthracite coal, lumber, manufactured goods, and agricultural products, especially milk, along its picturesque, meandering route.

Part of our Almshouse Speaker Series. Admission $5 per person, free to HSBC members. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please email us at info@hsobc.org or call us at 410-666-1878.
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A Ride on the Ma & Pa through Baltimore County in Photos

2 months ago

Creekside Digital

#Digitization is cool (and important), but remember that it really just enables what comes next. What are the killer apps that will consume all of this unlocked cultural heritage content?How can you use library collections as data to answer questions? For example, how can computational methods help determine who wrote the Federalist Papers? medium.com/@librarycongress/collections-as-data-40422b043f5a ... See MoreSee Less

#Digitization is cool (and important), but remember that it really just enables what comes next.  What are the killer apps that will consume all of this unlocked cultural heritage content?

 

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