Posts Tagged ‘Archives’

What the FADGI %*#&!? Part Two: Is FADGI for Everyone?

Lesson from my parents: Just because it’s cool doesn’t make it right.

As a teen, this advice was definitely not well-received. A few decades removed, I can more appreciate the sentiment (and also the fact that it was more likely budget-driven than about taking the moral high road). It might be a …

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What the FADGI %*#&!? (Part One: Understanding Basics)

March Madness may be the talk of the water cooler this week, but we’ve bigger fish to fry in the imaging world (subliminal Lenten reference). One of today’s hottest topics is the evolution of digital imaging standards, which is being prodded into daily conversation by the increasing push to meet FADGI …

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Massive Microfilm Inventory Underway

Crowley Imaging recently began a year-long project to inventory, barcode and inspect an archival collection of 75 years-worth of government microfilm records located in an underground mine in Pennsylvania. The inventory and inspection process will generate an accurate collection listing of over one million reels of microfilm along with a …

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Join the Crowd at MSA’s Family History Festival

By Emily Huebner, Research Archivist at the Maryland State Archives

For the second consecutive year, the Maryland State Archives is hosting a family history festival with the sponsorship of The Crowley Company. An Archive can seem like an unconventional location for a festival, but with the help of staff, supporting partners …

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My Big Fat Archives Experience

If someone had told me two years ago that they were going to set me up on a date with an archivist, my response would have been, “Well now, let me get back to you….” It just happens that I did unwittingly have a date with an archivist of sorts …

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Patron Scanners and Preservation – Part Two

How today’s libraries are embracing technology for those walking in the door and those searching the internet

Last week, on the cusp of the annual American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference and Expo, we began a conversation about the relevance of libraries and their embrace of today’s technology. As a library vendor, we …

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Using Zeutschel Scanners to Document the Papers of Abraham Lincoln

 

Editor’s note: October is American Archives Month and a reminder of how important the records of our past are to our future. To celebrate, we’re highlighting five conversion projects throughout the month. Last week we featured Time Life’s LIFE magazine photo archive. Nearly 10M photographic images of …

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Bringing LIFE to Life

Editor’s note: October is American Archives Month and a reminder of how important the records of our past are to our future. To celebrate, we’re highlighting five conversion projects throughout the month. Last week we discussed how the AAAI had created a virtual archive for scientific material that is no …

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