Posts Tagged ‘Library of Congress’

Alexander Hamilton: The Man, The Musical, The Microfilm

This Sunday, the 72nd Annual Tony Awards will recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the past season. Although it’s been two years since “Hamilton: An American Musical” stormed the stage, winning 11 of its 16 nominations, the musical continues to dominate live theatre across the world and bring attention to one of America’s well-known adopted sons and most colorful historic figures, Alexander Hamilton. This gives us the perfect chance to promote interest in the digitization and online accessibility of the Library of…

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From Google Alert to Dorothea Lange

As I reluctantly shook off the long weekend and dragged my cursor through Monday morning’s inbox, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Google Alert entitled “Fourth of July Celebrations from the 1870s to 1940” citing “Library of Congress, The Crowley Company/Dorothea Lange.” Getting an alert that actually applies is akin to getting a ‘real’ letter in the mail: you don’t know if you should open it first because it’s not junk or draw out the anticipation to later savor…

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Can We Get a Resolution? The mystery of the “right” DPI/PPI.

In our previous blog, we spoke about the continued importance of microfilm in the battle to preserve our most important documents, books and other archives and records. Now we’ll focus on another facet of the preservation equation: resolution.  Specifically, “What is the Right DPI/PPI?” To be fair, you won’t find a definitive or unanimous answer anywhere. However, we’ve recently read an excellent blogpost by The United States Library of Congress (LOC), which got us to thinking about our own experiences…

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