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Documents from the University of Delaware Library
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About the University of Delaware Library
Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library collects, preserves, and makes accessible rare and unique materials such as rare books, artists' books, fine press books, manuscripts and archives. The Special Collections have four main collecting areas in literature, art, history and Delawareana, and science and technology.
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Image standards and specifications
Images from the University of Delaware Library 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
MSS 95, Item 13:
Two leaves from a Psalter
MSS 95, Item 14:
Liber de consideratione quintae essentiae omnium rerum
MSS 95, Item 15:
Medical, alchemical, and craft materials recipes, 15th and 16th centuries.
MSS 0095, Item 016:
Italian alchemical manuscripts and printed selections
MSS 95, Item 17:
MSS 95, Item 18:
MSS 95, Item 31:
Book of Hours, Use of Noyon