Jay I. Kislak Foundation
Repository ID: 0026 | Metadata type: TEI
Documents from the Jay I. Kislak Foundation
Unless otherwise stated, all manuscript descriptions and other cataloging metadata hosted here are ©2017 The Kislak Foundation. They are licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Licensed version 4.0 (CC-BY-4.0):
The data presented on OPenn is intended for aggregators, digital humanists, and scholars who have been directed here to procure high-resolution images and their associated metadata. It is presented in a manner most likely to ensure its long-term digital preservation. The images of these manuscripts are accompanied by detailed manuscript descriptions in machine-readable TEI format.
OPenn includes some of the items from the Kislak Foundation. For more information on all of the collections available at the Kislak Foundation see:
About the Jay I. Kislak Foundation
Established in 1984, the Jay I. Kislak Foundation is a private nonprofit cultural institution engaged in the collection, conservation, research and interpretation of rare books, manuscripts, maps and indigenous art and cultural artifacts of the Americas and other parts of the world. Kislak collections are rich in primary research materials on the history of Florida, the Caribbean and Mesoamerica, with special emphasis on native cultures, their contact with Europeans and the colonial period to about 1820.
Image standards and specifications
Images from the Kislak Foundation collections on OPenn were shot and processed by the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image. In general, The Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image 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.
- Archival Masters: 600 ppi 24-bit raw TIFF image, 600 ppi 24-bit LZW color image
- "Golden Thread" color target is used for every exposure. Target also includes interference pattern and inch/centimeter markings. Target is also used to check focus.
Imaging and processing equipment
- Cameras: Two auto-focus, 39 megapixel, Phase One P45 digital cameras.
- Lenses: Schneider Kreuznach lenses
- Software: Phase One Capture One Pro; Photoshop CS3
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.
The documents on OPenn
Mapa de San Juan Tolcayuca
Manuscrito Techialoyan de Santa María Iztacapan
(El Cardonal, Hidalgo, Mexico)
Mexica men playing Tlachtli
Juan de Silva y Luzia su mujer de color moreno su carta de libertad
Obligación de Jerónimo de Silva contra Juan de Silva y su mujer
Obligación de Jerónimo de Silva contra Juan De Silva
Obligación de Juan de Fregenal contra Juan de Silva; Obligación de Pedro de Zárate contra Juan de Fregenal