Norway Decided to Digitize All the Norwegian Books

“If you happen to be in Norway, as measured by your IP address, you will be able to access all 20th-century works, even those still under copyright. Non-copyrighted works from all time periods will be available for download.”


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Fascinating Video Explores Director Wes Anderson’s Masterful Use of Symmetry


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Yale exhibit: “Reflections on Bindings”

“Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) offers exciting new possibilities for safely capturing a book’s surface decorations, revealing details that cannot be seen using traditional methods or the naked eye.”

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The last Chinese rubbings image was uploaded to DRS today!!

Great Wall

Preservation Services recently completed the conservation and digitization of Chinese rubbings from the Harvard-Yenching Library. Preservation has been working on the digitization of Chinese rubbings for nearly 10 years, beginning in 2004 with the Fine Arts Library’s Rübel Chinese Rubbings Collection, and concluding with the imaging of the largest of the Harvard-Yenching Library’s rubbings, the last of which is 245 x 98.5 inches, with the resulting image stitched together from 18 shots.

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Boston in Winter


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Elena Bulat in the Boston Globe…

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Google and the World Brain

FYI: Shots from Imaging Services run from timecodes 45 to 56 seconds. And we provide the trailer’s final sound effect.

I just watched the library’s copy.

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Graphics Atlas

Graphics Atlas is a sophisticated resource that presents a unique, object-based approach for the identification and characterization of prints and photographs.

Graphics Atlas

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Happy Merry Spectral Response…

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15 of the Weirdest Images in the British Library’s New Digital Trove

Do you really think those original pages were that sick yellow-green color? No way, José.


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