Tag Archive | Book Reformatting Project

Preservation: Tools

In order to prepare all materials so that they are ready for the digitization project, the staff member who does preservation at the Prange Collection uses many tools.  Here is a snapshot of her workstation: Teflon folder – Super-smooth folder used to flatten folds and reduce unsightly creases. Bone folder – If you want to […]

Preservation: Paper clips

In the course of digitization, we often encounter materials with paper clips, pins, nails or other fasteners.  Before these materials are digitized, the fasteners are removed, so that the best possible scan can be captured with the least damage to the originals. In the slide show below, a Prange staff member demonstrates how to remove […]

Preservation: Paper-smoothing treatment before the scanning

In the course of digitization, we sometimes encounter the materials that have severely crumpled pages.  Before these materials go to the scanning vendor, these pages need to be straighten up by our preservation staff member.  In a slideshow below, a Prange staff shows you how to smooth each pages to get the book ready for […]

Books in the Literature-General Section (PN) are digitized

We’re pleased to announce that the Prange Collection has scanned a total of 518 items in the Literature-General section.  These books are primarily about poetry, drama, movies, and plays and include materials related to Kabuki, Noh, Utai, Takarazuka Revue, Manga and Rakugo.  Below are some examples. The digital images of these books are currently only […]

Digitization of the Censored Newspaper Articles: quality control

This is the last report in a series on the Censored Newspaper Articles digitization project.  The first (Metadata Creation), second (Pre-scanning Treatment) and third (Scanning) installments are also available.  Scanning of the materials is not the end of the digitization process.  Quality control is the last step before the preservation images are archived, and the […]

Digitization of the Censored Newspaper Articles: Scanning

This is the third in a series of reports on the Censored Newspaper Articles digitization project. After metadata creation and pre-scanning treatment of the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNA), they were then ready to be scanned. Nichimy Corporation, the UMD Libraries’ scanning vendor for this project and for the digitization of the Prange Collection books, scanned […]

Digitization of the Censored Newspaper Articles: pre-scanning treatment

This is the second in a series of reports on the Censored Newspaper Articles digitization project.  The first post, “Data Creation”, is available here.  Due to a paper shortage during the Occupation of Japan, recycled, acidic paper was used for printing of most publications.  Newsprint, in particular, which is considered ephemeral in the best of […]