Duke's Sydney Gamble Photographs Digitizing Project

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Duke's Sydney Gamble Photographs Digitizing Project

  1. 1. Sydney Gamble Photographs Duke’s digital collection on China <br />Luo Zhou<br />Chinese Studies Librarian<br />
  2. 2. Sydney D. Gamble<br />Who is Sydney Gamble?<br />Sociologist<br />China scholar<br />Avid amateur photographer<br />Gamble’s 4 trips to China<br />1908<br />1917-1919<br />1924-1927<br />1931-1932<br />
  3. 3. How did this collection come to Duke?<br /><ul><li>Discovery of the photographs in 1983
  4. 4. Catherine Curran (daughter)
  5. 5. nitrate negatives with typed and handwritten captions
  6. 6. Contact prints photograph albums
  7. 7. Sidney D. Gamble Foundation for China Studies in 1986
  8. 8. DUL‘s Visual Materials Archivist & faculty
  9. 9. Come to Duke in 2006</li></li></ul><li>Digitization of the collection<br />Outsource<br />Why? highly-flammable nitrate negatives<br />Who? Chicago Albumen Works in MA <br />What?Photos & typed image labels (OCR) image captions and geographic headings<br />
  10. 10. Geographic names<br />Metadata Librarian<br />MeFinding the place name & translating into Chinese:<br />Gamble’s irregular way of transliteration<br />Local accent influence<br />Change of place name<br />Change of administrative belongings<br />Metadata Librarian<br />
  11. 11. Metadata<br /><ul><li>Updating & Correcting
  12. 12. Me
  13. 13. Patrons
  14. 14. IT
  15. 15. Updating the whole database
  16. 16. Updating parts
  17. 17. Updating the wrong ones</li></li></ul><li>Interface Design<br />Browsing features<br />by Gamble’s trips<br />by roll numbers<br />by place names (provinces & cities, etc.)<br />by term cloud<br />Research guide<br />articles about S. Gamble<br />articles by S. Gamble<br />original documentary by S. Gamble<br />
  18. 18. Research on Gamble Photos<br />1917<br />杭州东河上的万安桥<br />2009<br />杭州东河上的万安桥<br />
  19. 19. Current & future projects<br />bi-lingual site<br />digitizing additional materials<br />1908 trip slides<br />correspondence<br />printed items<br />interactive map (GIS map?)<br />
  20. 20. Thank you!<br />

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