Tag Archives: automation

The Other Black Art

Since we are two days away from Valentine’s Day, you’re probably expecting a blog about love and romance. Close, this blog is about the automation of repetitive tasks through the use of a scripting language, and who doesn’t love that? Perhaps you … Continue reading

Invisible Digitization?

Sometimes Digital Services captures “Oddities,” which is content that can’t be uploaded into Acumen. This may be content digitized for patrons, donors, and other institutions; or it might be tiff image files that have already been placed online or archived … Continue reading

Adventures in geocoding

Last November, I was excited to read a D-Lib article on leveraging Google Map APIs to generate latitude/longitude values from locations, then generating files which could be uploaded to create embeddable maps of content. I explored and mapped out the … Continue reading

Automating the capture process

As part of our ongoing efforts to develop and adopt workflow practices that increase the amount and quality of images we put into our digital archive we are always looking at new changes to our digitization process. Currently we are … Continue reading

But… what if I have lots of Fred Jones letters?

Or… what if I have Fred Jones Letters in different collections? Or… what if I have Fred Jones photographs, letters, audio tapes and more? The way we deal with this is to identify the item within a collection by an … Continue reading

Getting large manuscript collections online cheaply

A major impediment to digitizing large manuscript collections is  the cost of item-level descriptions, to provide access to the content. Recently we completed an NHPRC-funded project which demonstrates a proposed solution to that problem:  The Septimus D. Cabaniss Papers collection. … Continue reading