Tuesday, December 30, 2008
It is a subcollection of the larger Middletown Digital Oral History Collections, which is comprised of over 200 audio and corresponding transcript files embedded together on the same page. Embedding the PDF transcript was easy--that functionality comes standard with the latest version of CONTENTdm. However, we wanted to have the audio and transcript in the same window so that users could listen and read along at the same time.
The resulting interface allows users to just that. Read Budi Wibowo's article on how to embed the audio player here on page 8 of Library Insider Vol. 6 Iss. 12.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This book digitization solution was purchased as part of an LSTA Digitization Grant awarded to create a Middletown Women’s History Digital Collection. The collection contains several bound materials such as scrapbooks and diaries that we couldn't safely capture on a flatbed scanner. Due to the fragility and uniqueness of materials the collection, it was necessary to purchase a scanner that "cradles" the items, rather than stressing the bindings with traditional flatbed scanning. Digitization of bound materials began this week with minutes from the Community Woman’s Club Records, ca.1904-1955. We'll continue through the rest of the grant materials and move to other rare and historic bound items from Archives and Special Collections soon.
Friday, November 7, 2008
We've enhanced Zoomify functionality in the DMR to include a "Save and Print" Feature. Sometimes when users view digital maps or other images, they're only interested in a certain section. Perhaps they locate the historical site where their home now sits, or they find a tiny town of particular research interest. In those cases, users might want to save or print just that zoomed portion instead of the entire map. The "Save" button lets users do just that -- by opening a new window that allows right-clicking to save, print, or email the zoomed image.
The DMR collections that utilize Zoomify are:
Ball State Campus Maps
Campus Building Plans
The Daniel W. Hartwig Photograph Collection of Indiana Courthouses
Muncie and Delaware County Historical Maps and Atlases
Muncie Chevrolet Plant Architectural Drawings
Ostland Atlas Collection (Image shown is from this collection.)
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Collection
Friday, October 31, 2008
The Ball State University Libraries are pleased to announce the publication of the French Revolution Pamphlets Collection in the Digital Media Repository. This collection consists of French Revolution pamphlets ranging from 1779 to 1815. Although the French Revolution happened in the decade ranging from 1789 to 1799, this collection of pamphlets documents the time leading up to the revolution through the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815).
Often privately printed due to newspaper censure by the monarchy, the pamphlets were used to disseminate information and ideals concerning nationalism, citizenship, personal freedoms, and social injustice.
The items were scanned, OCR'ed, packaged as PDFS, and uploaded to the Digital Media Repository. This collection is an example of CONTENTdm's embedded PDF interface, which allows quick scrolling, printing, and downloading of digital documents.
Friday, October 10, 2008
View the collection in the DMR: http://libx.bsu.edu/collection.php?CISOROOT=/MidOrHis
Friday, October 3, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Contact Angie Gibson, GIS Specialist, for more information.
Check it out here: http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm4/sanborn_google.php
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
The Ball State Campus Maps Collection is the newest collection to be added to the Digital Media Repository. Access it here: http://libx.bsu.edu/collection.php?CISOROOT=/BSUCmpsMps
The collection contains maps of the Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana starting in 1929-2000. These maps are a valuable resource for those interested in the growth of the Ball State University campus over the last century. The maps are from the Geospatial Resources and Map Collection (GRMC) and Archives and Special Collections.
This collection uses Zoomify technology.
Friday, August 22, 2008
To quickly switch back and forth between the Thumbnail and the Grid View, use the Change View buttons in the center of the medium blue tool bar.
Thumbnail View, the default, displays a small representative picture and the title for each item. The Thumbnail View is good for simple browsing. Click "Grid View" to view more information about each item, such as subject, description, or date. The Grid View allows you to gather more information and easily assess relevance before viewing the full item record.
The Change View buttons are new customized enhancements to the DMR. You can still change the view option and other settings the old way, by going into "Preferences."