Fancy camera gymnastics

For the Arabic Collections Online project, we have been working on getting the American University of Beirut (AUB) on board. They will be digitizing a large number of Arabic-language texts and sending the digital files to us in New York. To make this process possible, we purchased a camera for them and trained them on its use. After the training, we had to coordinate the shipment of the camera to Beirut.

The process of setting up shipment, including the packing of the camera for safety and security, was a major undertaking. Big kudos to Claudia Suleiman, who pulled the many pieces together to make this happen. Melitte Buchman also provided research and input into reputable vendors who could perform these tasks.

Here are some photos of the packing process – the camera is on its way to Beirut now.