Tag Archives: Digitization

Mapping Movement Continues!

By Mark Skala on 20 Nov 2013 – 3:35 pm
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Peter Nekola (Assistant Director of the Center for the History of Cartography, Newberry Library) and I have been hard at work scanning vault items for the Newberry today! One map of interest (featured in the photo), “Carte de la Nouvelle France,” by Samuel de Champlain, one of the first Europeans to map the St. Lawrence […]

Newberry maps scanning commences

By Stefani Foster on 9 Mar 2011 – 2:18 pm
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The Better Light 8K-HS scanning back is now calibrated, and all systems are go, so we begin scanning the first batch of maps from the Newberry Library for the Mapping Movement project.  Check back here for updates on the site launch and your chance to see these beautiful and historical maps up close on your […]

Dunhuang Team visit NUAMPS in Evanston

By Mark Skala on 16 Sep 2010 – 2:35 pm
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Today is the official welcome for the Dunhuang Team!  We started the morning at 1800 Sherman where Patricia Todus welcomed them to Northwestern and NUIT.  We then headed to the Sony Room in the Library where Bob Taylor welcomed the DA Team to Academic and Research Technologies.  The entire NUAMPS Team gave a presentation on […]

National Geographic Dunhuang Feature

By Harlan Wallach on 25 May 2010 – 5:26 am
Location: (39° 53' 22"N x 97° 41' 25"E)

I’m off to Dunhuang for a conference at the end of June. This will be the last trip for this consultation project. National Geographic magazine is featuring the caves in an article this month. Our project is indirectly mentioned in one of the last paragraphs: “Digital technology may provide one solution. Following up on a […]

April 2010 training

By Stefani Foster on 13 Apr 2010 – 10:37 pm
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We began the final phase of training for the Consultation and Team Training grant with the Dunhuang Academy today.  We spent the morning getting updates on the Academy’s digitization progress, and introducing the concept of cross-polariztion in shooting reflective surfaces.  In the photo above, Harlan is in the middle of a theoretical discussion of coherent […]

Winterton on NPR

By Stefani Foster on 21 Jan 2010 – 7:49 pm
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Featured on WBEZ’s Worldview today was an interview about the NU Library’s Winterton Collection.  David Easterbrook, the George and Mary LeCron Foster Curator of Northwestern University’s Herskovits Library of African Studies, spoke with Jerome McDonnell about the collection, its history, and how it is enriching education and understanding of colonial-era East Africa. Listen to the […]

Evanston in 1876

By Harlan Wallach on 28 Jul 2009 – 11:13 am
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As part of our ongoing work with the Northwestern University Archives and Northwestern University Library Digital Collections we get the opportunity to do some really great digitization projects. This was a single one off project, but the digitized object is one of very interesting historical significance to Evanston, the location of one of the NU […]

Winterton Collection, and the NUL digital repository goes live

By Harlan Wallach on 25 Jun 2009 – 6:58 am
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From today’s NU NEWSCENTER: Rare Africa Photos Go Online, Open New Options for Africa Research EVANSTON, Ill. — This week — for the first time ever — a searchable collection of thousands of rare photographs chronicling Europe’s colonization of East Africa becomes available to anyone with an Internet connection anywhere in the world, thanks to […]

In-cave training

By Stefani Foster on 10 Jun 2009 – 4:24 am
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The rig is up and working in the caves, and the DA team is adapting to the new system very quickly. Today we wrapped up practice shooting on a few lower rows of Cave 12, and then raised the whole rig up 14 feet to the ceiling test the its functionality at the upper limits. […]

First stop, Toronto…

By Stefani Foster on 2 Jun 2009 – 10:21 am
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  The rest of the high-resolution digitization training team (myself, Chris Wallace and Jim Prinz) has departed today in Harlan’s wake, bound for Dunhuang by way of Toronto and Beijing.  Chris and I have decided that the Air Canada lounge (pictured above) would be a fine place to conduct business on a daily basis, though […]