Equality of Educational Opportunity by James S. Coleman

Government Information

This report is submitted in response to Section 402 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:

SEC. 402. The Commissioner shall conduct a survey and make a report to the President and the Congress, within two years of the enactment of this title, concerning the lack of availability of equal educational opportunities for individuals by reason of race, color, religion, or national origin in public educational institutions at all levels in the United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia.

From introductory letter by Harold Howe II, U.S. Commissioner of Education, 1966, as published on p. iii of the report.

Bethany Bell, Ph.D., from the College of Education, University of South Carolina, suggested this report. Government Information Department allowed the Digital Activities Department to access the report for scanning and digitization. Bryan Briones (MLIS, 2009) created the metadata for the book in an Excel spread sheet from the library catalog entry. The metadata records follow the Western States Best Practices Dublin Core format. Briones and Bella Wenum (BA, 2009) scanned the book on a flatbed Avision A3 Bookedge Scanner FB6080E, using Avision scanning software. They scanned the images as color TIFFs at 24-bit and 300 ppi. From the TIFFs Briones created high quality JPEGs and added preservation metadata to the TIFF and JPEG images. Briones uploaded the JPEGs to the CONTENTdm server. The TIFFs will be maintained as the archival masters on a SAN server, backed-up to DVD and tape. Briones also created a home page for the collection.

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.

Image of classroom scene used on homepage is from: Upward Bound, U.S. Federal Security Administration Office, Office of Education, 1969.

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