Textile Objects Can Be Composed Of A Variety Of Materials


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    1. 1. <ul><li>Digital Imaging for the NPS Museum Collection Web Catalog PMIS 73179 </li></ul><ul><li>Harpers Ferry Center, Department of Media Assets </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>Purpose of the Project </li></ul><ul><li>Provide digital images for a variety of park uses </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce risks to objects </li></ul><ul><li>Increase public use of the collections by 10% </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Make objects available to the public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital images provide information about the objects of our cultural heritage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rethink methods for public interaction with objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support new uses on the internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become part of a personal digital agenda </li></ul></ul>Desired Results
    4. 4. Researched current practices and technologies.
    5. 5. <ul><li> Preservation and Archives Professional: Guidelines for… </li></ul><ul><li>Library Preservation at Harvard: Digital Preservation: Guidance… </li></ul><ul><li>CDL Guidelines for Digital Images (CDL GDI) </li></ul><ul><li>GUIDELINES FOR THE CREATION OF DIGITAL COLLECTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended best practices for digital image capture of musical scores </li></ul><ul><li>Digital History/Becoming Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Inside CDL:CDL Guidelines for Digital Images </li></ul><ul><li>California Digital Library Digital Image Format Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Imaging </li></ul><ul><li>Joint RLG and NPO Conference: Guidelines for Digital Imaging </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Digitization Program </li></ul><ul><li>RLG Guidelines for Creating a Request for Proposal for Digital… </li></ul><ul><li>“ NARA Guidelines for Digitizing Archival… </li></ul>
    6. 7. Techniques and standard operating procedures were developed.
    7. 8. Staff needs and task assignments were projected and positions filled
    8. 9. Infrastructure expansion planned and implemented
    9. 10. Camera equipment purchased
    10. 11. Object supports gathered
    11. 12. Color management systems implemented
    12. 13. When in-house testing was complete we were ready to travel
    13. 14. <ul><li>Working successfully in the parks requires the planning and cooperation of many people. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DIP team members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HFC Support staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regional curatorial staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Park curatorial staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Park administration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Park maintenance staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contractors and vendors providing special equipment or services </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 15. Working on site requires park support and cooperation
    15. 16. DIP Team handles objects safely and sets up the shots
    16. 17. Rental of Special Equipment
    17. 18. Interior image capture is achieved with a laptop computer tethered to the camera
    18. 19. Location set-up for EZ Cube
    19. 20. Copy stand set-up allow consistent document photography
    20. 21. Table Top Set-Ups require more space
    21. 22. Oversized documents are handled in other ways
    22. 23. A variety of objects have been photographed for the Digital Imaging Project with many challenges encountered and met
    23. 24. Ethnographic Objects
    24. 25. Paintings and Reflective Art
    25. 26. Icons
    26. 27. Wood and Furniture Objects
    27. 29. Side Arms
    28. 30. Edged Weapons
    29. 31. Metal Objects
    30. 33. Ceramic and Glass Objects
    31. 35. Textile Objects
    32. 36. Entomological Specimens
    33. 37. Wet Specimens
    34. 38. Herbarium Sheets
    35. 39. Skeletal Objects
    36. 40. Archeological Objects
    37. 42. Geological and Fossil Specimens
    38. 43. Paper Documents
    39. 45. Some objects require many detail shots
    40. 46. Oversized Objects in Situ
    41. 47. <ul><li>Digital Asset Management </li></ul>Naming, organizing, formatting, reproducing and archiving images follows established standards on color managed equipment. This process often takes more time than the original digital capture.
    42. 48. <ul><li>Benefits To The Park </li></ul><ul><li>Receive 72 jpeg and 300 tiff digital images captured by professional photographers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Park can use images with ANCS+ catalog records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Park can use images for in-house or commercial electronic or print publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Park can use the images for insertion on the NPS Web Catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Park can request to have the images inserted in NPS Focus with Park Service only or public access </li></ul></ul>
    43. 49. <ul><li>Collections will be preserved through reduced handling </li></ul><ul><li>Increase visitation through media generated interest </li></ul><ul><li>Public will have a greater understanding of the park and its collection </li></ul><ul><li>More volunteers to the park </li></ul><ul><li>Receive a greater number of research requests </li></ul>
    44. 50. WHAT’S NEXT? <ul><li>Complete staffing plan </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to enroll parks </li></ul><ul><li>Complete PMIS template </li></ul><ul><li>Provide technical assistance to the parks in the fields of digital imaging and equipment selection </li></ul>
    45. 51. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>16 in SER </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>11 in NER </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>14 in NCR </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>23 in IMR </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8 in AR </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 in MWR </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>76 Parks have provided DIP with object lists:
    46. 52. <ul><ul><li>DIP’s have worked with 21 parks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still have 58 parks to shoot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DIP’s have shot 8728 images of 3129 objects </li></ul></ul>