Digitization of Scrapbooks

August 10, 2006

I’ve been away on vacation. Could you tell? 🙂

Tuesday I spent the day with the Colleges’ photographer,  Kevin Colton.  He photographed two scrapbooks for us for the William Smith College Centennial webpage they are putting together.

Once he was all set up he clicked and I turned pages.  I am very excited about seeing these on the web.  He would photograph a page, then if there was a folded item, e.g. program, news clip, I would open it and he would photgraph it again.  The webpage will be set up so if you click on the item it will appear to open.

The scrapbooks we did were the William Smith 50th Anniversary scrapbook, and the Francis Belle Eddy scrapbook.  Eddy was in the WSC charter class (1912) and seems to have documented her college life very well.  It will be great fun to read in detail. And the scrapbooks, already in bad condition will not have much further handling.  I think I will put them on display when they kick off the webpage, however.

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One Response to “Digitization of Scrapbooks”

  1. Jeanne Says:

    You might want to take a look at the Yoshiko Uchida Scrapbook over on http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/moa2/sampleobjs.html. It is a really neat example of how a scrapbook can be displayed in a way that communicates the hierarchical relationship of the pages (and individual items on those pages).


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