Temple University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center
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About Temple University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center
The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is the principal repository for and steward of the Libraries' rare books, manuscripts, archives and University records. The SCRC collects, preserves, and makes accessible primary resources and rare or unique materials, to stimulate, enrich, and support research, teaching, learning, and administration at Temple University. SCRC makes these resources available to a broad constituency as part of the University's engagement with the larger community of scholars and independent researchers.
OPenn includes some of the items from SCRC. For more information on all of the special collections available at SCRC see:
Image standards and specifications
Images from the Temple Libraries, Special Collections Research Center 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
(SPC) MSS BH 005 COCH:
Florentine grain dealer account book
(SPC) MSS BH 007 COCH:
Questo e ellibro che tracta di marcantie et usanze di paesi
(SPC) MSS BH 056 COCH:
Libro de thesorero diego de salzedo para deste ano de 1571
(SPC) MSS BH 057 COCH:
Memorandum de operationibus apud thorp per dominicam post festum sancti michaelis anno regni ricardi secundi post conquestum secundo
(Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England)
(SPC) MSS BH 100 COCH:
Volume of works by Nicole Oresme, Maffeo Vegio, and Jordanus von Osnabrück
(SPC) MSS BH 019 COCH:
Italian notarial record
(SPC) MSS LT 055:
De vita et moribus philosophorum
(Netherlands or Belgium?)
SCRC 311 Cochran:
Ledger of debtors and creditors
(Florence?, Tuscany, Italy)
(SPC) MSS 133:
Book of Hours : Use of Toul
(SPC) MSS BH 036 COCH:
Tractato de le soccite
(SPC) MSS BH 044 COCH:
Florentine merchandise and customs document
(SPC) MSS LT 085: