University of Pennsylvania Archives and Records Center

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Documents from the University Archives and Records Center, University of Pennsylvania



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Intended Users

The data presented on OPenn are 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.

OPenn includes some of the items from the University Archives & Records Center. For more information on all of the special collections available at University Archives & Records Center see:

About the University Archives and Records Center, University of Pennsylvania

The University Archives and Records Center (UARC) serves the University community as a center for research, teaching and learning as well as center for the storage and management of inactive University records. The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania established the University Archives and Records Center in 1945 and approved records management programs in 1954 and 1990. UARC's collections include a broad range of historically significant materials from the first paper records created by the Trustees in 1749 to the millions of electronic records of the present. These materials document the University's corporate or organizational origin and development as well as the many activities and achievements of its officers, staff, faculty, students, alumni, and benefactors.

UARC's collections policies also extend beyond the institution itself and embrace the history of prominent persons associated with the University; the history of institutions of higher learning in the United States; the history of American intellectual life generally; and the history of the Philadelphia community in which the University lives. The collections consist of more than 14,000 cubic feet of records in many different formats, including visual archives and three-dimensional memorabilia.

Image standards and specifications

Images from the University Archives and Records Center 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.

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