Category Archives: General Interest

Factum Arte

One of the most exciting and innovative groups in preservation and imaging today, Factum Arte  http://www.factum-arte.com/en/inicio), has worked with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on an upcoming exhibit of treasured manuscripts. As part of the project, it was necessary to design … Continue reading

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Explore the Apollo 11 Command Module in 3D

“For the first time, you can peek inside the craft that enabled “one giant leap for mankind” FYI: The model is build from “3D data from 6 different sensors into one 3D model. 400GB+ of data compressed into a model … Continue reading

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Photographing Little Dancer

Photographing “Little Dancer” Lee Ewing, National Gallery of Art photographer, explores the challenges of photographing Edgar Degas’s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. The only sculpture that Degas exhibited during his lifetime,Little Dancer is one of the Gallery’s most important works. So fragile … Continue reading

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Vacationing in Maine, c. 1965

Thank you, Todd!

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Google Created a Gigapixel ‘Art Camera’ to Preserve Iconic Paintings

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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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Stereoscopic views of Harvard?

Is there a collection of historic stereoscopic images (not aerial) of the Harvard campus, at Harvard? I have found a few dozen examples in the Cambridge Historical Society, NYPL, and BPL collections, but not the trove that must exist. VIA, … Continue reading

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“The search for truth is more precious than its possession.” – Einstein

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” – Marcus Aurelius Photographers used to manipulate and stage their photographs to make them more acceptable as art, now they are told … 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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