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unoconv: Convert between any document format supported by OpenOffice

Features Converts between different document formats that OpenOffice understands OpenOffice can export to about 100 different document formats Can be used for batch processing Combines with asciidoc and docbook2odf/xhtml2odt to create PDF or Word (.doc) files Can apply custom style … Continue reading

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How big is that image? Finding the pixel dimensions of DRS-stored images.

Harvard Library’s new page-turner accesses DRS-stored images, and technical metadata about the images, via the International Image Interoperability Framework API. Once you know the IIIF recipe, you can also use the API to quickly find information about images in DRS. [ I … Continue reading

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Vast digitizing project will put Harvard’s colonial archives online

Harvard University has launched a project to digitize almost half a million items from its 17th and 18th century archives – the largest digitizing effort the university has ever undertaken. The letters, journals, documents and drawings tell the story not … Continue reading

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NPR: Will Future Historians Consider These Days The Digital Dark Ages?

“We are awash in a sea of information, but how do historians sift through the mountain of data? In the future, computer programs will be unreadable, and therefore worthless, to historians.” Listen to the NPR story.  

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FLIF – Free Lossless Image Format

A work in progress but an effort worth tracking.

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Got focus? The The Bosch Research and Conservation Project

The Bosch Research and Conservation Project “website was created with multiple goals in mind. First and foremost, the innovative synchronized image viewers developed by Robert Erdmann for the BRCP will serve as practical tools during the conservation interventions for the … Continue reading

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“My Free and Open Source Photography Workflow”

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“HyperCam is a Low-Cost Hyperspectral Camera That Captures What We Can’t See”

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Teenie Harris, online exhibition

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Download 100,000 Free Art Images in High-Resolution from The Getty

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