Folger Shakespeare Library
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Documents from the Folger Shakespeare Library
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Image standards and specifications
Images from the Folger Shakespeare 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 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: IQ280 80 megapixel Phase One digital camera
- 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
Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, MS V.a.108:
Satyrae ... etc.
(ca. 15th century, Transcribed by Paulus Botini de Gotelengo in Italy during the late 15th century. Scribe's name is written on leaf 1r.)
Gesta Romanorum manuscript, ca. 1450.
(England, ca. 1450)
Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, MS V.a.77:
Gesta inclita Tyrii Appollonii regis
(ca. 1450, England, perhaps early 15th century.)
Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, MS V.a.82:
(compiled ca. 1500, Italy, late 15th century.)
De arte amandi manuscript, ca. 1400? / Ovidius.
(Italy, Italy, late 14th century (de Ricci); ca. 1400?)
Appollogeticus ... etc. manuscript, 1504.
(England, Written in London, 1504, by Peter Meghen of Bois-le-Duc, Brabant, for Christopher Urswick, dean of Windsor and King Henry the VII's almoner; 1504)