Category Archives: Digitization

Challenges in Digitizing Large Archival Collections: Lecture by GFU Prof. Steve Delamarter on Imaging Ethiopic Manuscripts

George Fox University Seminary Professor Steve Delamarter discussed the Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project (EMIP) May 22 in the University of Oregon’s Knight Library’s Browsing Room. Dr. Delamarter described how technical and organizational challenges factored into managing a large digital humanities … Continue reading

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Google Wins in France

After a four year legal battle Google has won its fight to scan the archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.  Read more in the article, “Google bruises Gallic pride as national library does deal with search giant“, in the … Continue reading

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Before Google

While Google may be the most eminent pursuer of open access to books with its ambitious Library Project, it is not the first.  Libraries started doing this before Google and while some libraries have partnered with Google, hundreds of other … Continue reading

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Historical Math Collection

Cornell University Library Historical Math Monographs Collection http://digital.library.cornell.edu/m/math/ The Cornell University Library Historical Math Monographs Collection has a rather interesting history. The collection began when a number of brittle and decaying math monographs were digitally scanned using equipment developed by … Continue reading

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Making a digital book

Kirtas Technologies provides a nice video on YouTube showing how their BookScan APT 2400 operates to create a digital book at 1200 pages an hour.

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FDsys

New this month: GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) is an advanced digital system that will enable GPO to manage Government information in a digital form.  It provides public access to and digital preservation of information submitted by Congress and federal … Continue reading

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Codex Sinaiticus

Codex Sinaiticus The Codex Sinaiticus is certainly one of the most important books in the world, and this delightful website provides users with a way to view the book in its entirety.  The goal of this project is “to reunite … Continue reading

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