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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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Pocahontas Times Goes Live and BetterLight Owners Conference

Greetings!  It seems like we skipped spring and went straight to summer here in Glen Arm.  Baltimore tied the record at 98 degrees yesterday, and today will be almost that warm. There’s a lot going on here.  We’re working on several larger microfilm scanning projects right now, with a lot of smaller microfilm and non-microfilm …

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The Upgrade to NextScan Lumintec

We upgraded to NextScan’s Lumintec lighting system yesterday. It uses LEDs (or more precisely, an array of strobed red LEDs) to illuminate the microfilm while it’s passing through the scanner rather than traditional halogen “hot lights.” Apparently, the CCD camera is more sensitive to the red wavelengths, and there are no IR emissions like you …

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New from Creekside Digital: Ultra-Quality Fine Art Capture and Giclée Printmaking

Creekside Digital is proud to introduce our Fine Art Capture and Giclée Printmaking services.  At our Glen Arm, Maryland location or onsite at your gallery, museum or studio, we provide the highest quality fine art digitization and reproduction services available today, for a very reasonable price.  From artists who desire to sell multiple copies of …

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On NARA Publications & working with difficult film

Nobody has more microfilm than the US Government — and no one has created more public domain microfilm publications than the National Archives and Records Administration, or NARA. In fact, Creekside Digital first ventured into the high-quality microfilm digitization industry as part of a software project built around NARA microfilm, and it continues to be …

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‘Tis the Season . . . for Archival Conversions

What’s going on at Creekside Digital? Well, it’s unseasonably cold here in Maryland today. It was 12 degrees this morning and it’s up to a balmy 21 now. It’s windy too, and the wind chill has given rise to a Severe Weather alert for our area. Recently, we’ve been working on a pair of 35mm …

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Excellent example of a #FADGI compliant, high volume mass #digitization project yielding images that are measurably sharper, evenly illuminated, and with accurate colors and free from color casts, noise, and other unwanted artifacts. Actually shooting targets AND routinely *verifying* them with software ensures that your imaging system is performing correctly over the course of a long-running project and is a big part "doing it right" as defined by our nation's leading cultural institutions.Tis the season for mass digitization! We’ve digitized over 2,000 posters in our first few weeks of production with National Museum of American History Archives Center and we’re excited to finish the collection in the new year! If you’re home for the holidays, help us transcribe the catalog sheets for the posters: transcription.si.edu/node/40 over at Smithsonian Transcription Center ... See MoreSee Less

Excellent example of a #FADGI compliant, high volume mass #digitization project yielding images that are measurably sharper, evenly illuminated, and with accurate colors and free from color casts, noise, and other unwanted artifacts.  Actually shooting targets AND routinely *verifying* them with software ensures that your imaging system is performing correctly over the course of a long-running project and is a big part doing it right as defined by our nations leading cultural institutions.

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Smithsonian Mass Digitization
How do you move 10,960 National Museum of American History posters from their permanent storage location to a mass digitization production set and back again? By trained professionals, very carefully!
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