[Humanist] 31.57 microfilm to digital

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri May 26 07:47:02 CEST 2017


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  [1]   From:    Natalie Harrower <N.Harrower at ria.ie>                      (32)
        Subject: Re:  31.49 microfilm to digital?

  [2]   From:    Enrico Pasini <epasini at unito.it>                          (11)
        Subject: Re:  31.52 microfilm to digital


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        Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 10:55:49 +0000
        From: Natalie Harrower <N.Harrower at ria.ie>
        Subject: Re:  31.49 microfilm to digital?
        In-Reply-To: <20170524045944.64836185A at digitalhumanities.org>


Good advice coming through via ways to keep costs down. There is also a lot of information available on best practices, which is particularly useful if you are doing it yourself.

See this list from the Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/ndnp/guidelines/digitizing.html

And we also have a list on of resources on our website: http://dri.ie/digitisation-resources-0

Good luck,

Natalie
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On 24 May 2017, at 05:59, Humanist Discussion Group 

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 49.
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>       Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 14:40:38 +0000
>       From: Richard Cunningham <richard.cunningham at acadiau.ca>
>       Subject: microfilm conversion methods sought

Dear Humanists,

A colleague of mine is wondering if anyone can suggest an inexpensive way to convert microfilm to a digital format.  The microfilm is held at a small African university library that lacks funding, so inexpensive is a key term.

All suggestions will be gratefully received.

Thanks,

Richard

Richard Cunningham
Department of English and Theatre
Acadia University


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        Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 13:04:00 +0200
        From: Enrico Pasini <epasini at unito.it>
        Subject: Re:  31.52 microfilm to digital
        In-Reply-To: <20170525050707.B50EE1B46 at digitalhumanities.org>


On 25 May 2017, at 07:07, Humanist Discussion Group 
>  [1]   From:    maurizio lana <maurizio.lana at gmail.com>                   (25)
> this said, the number of images per microfilm and the quality needed in the
> conversion from analog to digital are relevant to envisage the best possible

If:
1. only "readable" quality required,
2. working microfilm *viewer* available,
a labour-intensive but rather inexpensive solution is to photograph the enlarged image on the viewer with a suitable camera, even a good phone. Image post-processing might be required.
See the slightly more sophisticated setting at http://thefamilycurator.com/microfilm-to-megapixels-use-a-digital-camera-as-a-film-scann/
Ciao,
ep




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