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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Making progess with the Magnetic Tape Collection

We've just passed the six month mark of our magnetic tape digitization project and things are going great! All of the materials have now been digitized, and the digital files have been delivered to us.  The dvds have found a home on the top shelf and will have their "official" labels attached in the very near future. 

Still to be done is the completion of the finding aid, and usability testing of the web accessible .mov files.  I've played  several of them and all looks well.  I hate to jinx it, but I'm thinking we might even finish ahead of schedule...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Latest addition to the archives

The archives was recently given a collection of tearsheets that contain the works of numerous notable illustrators who were contemporaries of Rockwell including: Austen Briggs, Al Dorne, Stevan Dohanos, Ben Shan, and Robert Fawcett.  These will provide a valuable source of information for researchers interested in illustration art from the early and mid twentieth century.

As you can see, they're not in great shape at the moment.  After I complete the accessioning paperwork, I'm going to assign the task of organizing and sleeving all of these to one of my illustrious interns.  They'll look great (I'll show you an "after" image to prove it) and then the really hard work begins.  That is, finding the space on the shelves for two more boxes...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Show and tell with author James Gurney

The archives was recently visited by Dinotopia author and creator James Gurney.  A good time was had by all, and James  wrote about the visit on his blog which you can find here: