Broadsides from the Colonial Era to the Present at the South Caroliniana Library

South Caroliniana Library


Brian Cuthrell and Henry Fulmer of the South Caroliniana suggested this collection and allowed the Digital Activities Department access to it for scanning. Gianina Ferraiuolo (MLIS, 2006), Lauren O’Shields, Jonathon Allen, and Santi Thompson (MLIS, 2008) created the metadata in an Excel spread sheet. The metadata records follow the Western States Best Practices Dublin Core format. Deborah Green (MLIS 2007) and Santi Thompson scanned the broadsides on a flatbed Epson Expression 10000XL Photo scanner, using Silverfast scanning software. They scanned the images as color TIFFs at 24-bit and 300 ppi. From the TIFFs they created high quality JPEGs and added preservation metadata to the TIFF and JPEG images. Laura Coleman (MLIS, 2006) created the web page. The work could also not have been done without the help of Tony Branch, of the Systems Department, who is the systems administrator for the CONTENTdm database and helps to manage the computers and scanners in the Digital Activities Department.

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