University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Archives

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Archives

Repository ID: 0018 | Metadata type: TEI

Documents from the Penn Museum Archives



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Intended Users

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OPenn includes some of the items from the Penn Museum Archives. For more information on all of the collections available at the Penn Museum Archives see:

About the Penn Museum Archives

The Penn Museum Archives is the institutional repository for the Penn Museum and the work of its archaeologists and anthropologists. The collections include 2,500 feet of records; these records document the Museum's archaeological expeditions to every inhabited continent, the history of the Penn Museum, and the history of the practices of archaeology and anthropology. Further, we hold three-quarters of a million images and nearly one thousand reels of film.

Image standards and specifications

Images from the Penn Museum Archives collections 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.

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.

The documents on OPenn