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.
Take a look at the new databases and newspapers we acquired in July:
Now online: a collection of labor posters from Tamiment. The Tamiment Library Poster Collection consists of items published between 1904 and 1991, that relate to left-radicalism, progressive movements, labor unions, and counter-culture in the United States, and in over thirty other countries.
At DLTS, we are always working on making our processes more efficient. On the digitization side, much of our work requires painstaking efforts that only skilled photographers can perform. Some of it, however, is tedious and repetitive, and a great candidate for automation.
A long time ago, DLTS digitized a book for Fales Library as part of an exhibition they were working on. The book was Soni͡a v tsarstvi͡e diva, the first edition of Alice in Wonderland in Russian. We recently re-shot the book to make the page images clearer. Soon, people will be able to search Bobcat and discover this lovely book.
We’ve acquired a number of new databases and indexes, including:
Full Text Databases