If you have information about an image in this collection, either to identify it more fully or to suggest a revision to an entry, please get in touch with us at email@example.com. Please include your name, email address, and the link provided in the identifier.download field to identify the image(s) to which you refer.
Collection: Marquis de Lafayette Prints Collection
Repository: Special Collections & College Archives, Skillman Library, Lafayette College
URL: Provide the item’s “reference url” found by clicking link in gray bar at top left on item record pages
Item: Provide the number given in the “Identifier.ItemNumber” field
Prints were scanned as high resolution TIFs (at least 4000 pixels across the long edge), using SilverFast AI Studio 6.5 software and Epson 4990 and 10000XL scanners, based on size of original item. No descreening or post-scan sharpening processes were used. Master images were converted to JPEG2000 for online display, and to JPEG for download. The digital images are hosted on Lafayette College’s local CONTENTdm server. The CONTENTdm software is what allows images to be searched, browsed, zoomed, panned, cropped, compared, and added to temporary collections.
Metadata was created in the Dublin Core standard using MetaDB, a web-based metadata creation tool developed at Lafayette College. MetaDB allowed digitization projects to be decentralized so that many people could work concurrently on individual parts of a project, then assemble into whole collections, and export directly to an asset management system.