German Society of Pennsylvania

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Documents from the German Society of Pennsylvania

Licensing

Images

Unless otherwise stated, all images hosted here from the German Society of Pennsylvania and their content are ©2016 German Society of Pennsylvania. They are licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution License version 4.0 (CC-BY-4.0):

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Metadata

Unless otherwise stated, all manuscript descriptions and other cataloging metadata are ©2016 The German Society of Pennsylvania. They are licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Licensed version 4.0 (CC-BY-4.0):

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Intended Users

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About the German Society of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1764, The German Society of Pennsylvania is America’s oldest German organization. Its Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library, housed in a beautiful 19th century reading room, holds one of the largest private collections of German-language books in the U.S. The German American Collection contains a wealth of material documenting all aspects of German American life, beginning with the first settlers in Germantown in 1683. In addition to books, the library houses sizable collections of 19th century Philadelphia German newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, and manuscripts. The online catalog can be viewed at: http://gsp.library.net

OPenn includes some of the items from the German Society of Pennsylvania. For more information on all of the collections available at the German Society see:

Image standards and specifications

Images from the German Society of Pennsylvania collections were shot and processed by the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image. In general, SCETI follows the NISO standards as articulated in A Framework for Building Good Digital Collections, 3rd Edition:

The following represents specific standards adopted by SCETI in their capture of digital images.

Image specifications

Imaging and processing equipment

Master images are captured at a resolution of at least 600 pixels per inch of the image subject. Once all of the images for a manuscript have been captured they are color-corrected, deskewed, and cropped.

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