Tag: Demystifying Mudd

  • Demystifying Mudd: Photo Editing and Digital Enhancement of Images

    Demystifying Mudd: Photo Editing and Digital Enhancement of Images

    If you’ve followed us here or on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr), you have seen images that I have edited for use online. I do this for a number of reasons, and with a variety of considerations in mind, always attempting to balance the aesthetic needs of on-screen viewing with keeping images […]

  • Demystifying Mudd: Summer Student Employees

    By Himaayah Agwedicham ’20 and Jasper Gebhardt ’20 Student Assistant for Technical Services: Himaayah Agwedicham ’20 This summer, I’ve worked as an assistant under Lynn Durgin, Special Collections Assistant for Technical Services. I process and review the records for senior theses, alumni files, and doctoral dissertations. Generally, I work most closely with the influx of […]

  • Demystifying Mudd: Remote Reference Assistance

    Though we’ve welcomed thousands of researchers for in-person research at Mudd Library, that isn’t always an option for everyone. They might have conflicts with our operating hours, live far away, or just want to check in with us before they visit to find out what’s available on their topic. In that case, we respond to […]

  • Demystifying Mudd: Imaging Services

    There are two ways patrons can order digital copies of materials held in Mudd Library: They can identify the scans they need when they are visiting us in person, or they can email us to request a copy. From an outside perspective, it seems we offer two kinds of scans: A high resolution scan that […]

  • Demystifying Mudd: Reprocessing

    By Nicky Steidel ’18 This summer I have worked on reprocessing the Triangle Club Records, representing just one slice of the the holdings in Mudd Library.    Triangle Club prides itself on being the “the oldest touring collegiate original musical comedy organization in the nation” and boasts a whole cast of well-known alumni, including F. […]

  • Demystifying Mudd: In-Person Research

    A lot of what happens when someone comes to Mudd Library for research is invisible to our visitors, who usually only see our lobby and reading rooms. Our library is open to the public, so you don’t have to be affiliated with Princeton to visit. Researchers are required to register before signing in and using […]

  • Demystifying Mudd: The Curatorial Pickup

    By Phoebe Nobles “This must be the unglamorous part of working at the archives,” said our donor as we hauled a giant box of empty boxes up the stairs to his office. In fact, no! The “pickup” is among the glamours of archival work. Our team of three left the loading dock of Mudd in […]