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Title:Preserving the Past: The Development of a Digital Historical Aerial Photography Archive
Author(s):Luman, Donald E.
Subject(s):Digital Libraries
electronic information resources
digital images
image access
image retrieval
aerial photos
historical archive
rectification
Abstract:The University of Illinois Map and Geography Library maintains a collection of approximately 60,000 individual prints of historical aerial photography that were acquired during the years 1936-1941, for which there are no remaining negatives. Because of high use by library patrons, the collection is deteriorating and a method of preservation is needed. A pilot study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility and appropriateness of digital conversion using high-quality, high-precision scanning. Results indicate that scans produced from the original paper prints exhibit no loss of feature detail, is cost effective on a frame-by-frame basis, and therefore a program of digital conversion should be considered.
Issue Date:1997
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:Luman, Donald E. (1997) Preserving the Past: The Development of a Digital Historical Aerial Photography Archive. In P. Bryan Heidorn; Beth Sandore (Eds.) (1997) Digital Image Access & Retrieval [papers presented at the 1996 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, March 24-26, 1996 Urbana-Champaign] : Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 164-170.
Series/Report:Digital Image Access & Retrieval [papers presented at the 1996 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, March 24-26, 1996 Urbana-Champaign]
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/25951
ISBN:0-87845-100-5
ISSN:0069-4789
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-08-17


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