Tag: digitization

  • 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 […]

  • Selections from Women’s World Banking Records Now Available Online

    By Amanda Ferrara Mudd Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the completion of the Women’s World Banking records digitization project. Women’s World Banking (WWB), founded in 1979, is a not-for-profit international financial institution, committed to facilitating the participation of low-income women entrepreneurs in the modern economy at the local level. The WWB’s records document the […]

  • Two Historical Princeton Area Publications Now Freely Available Online

    By Dan Linke An initiative undertaken jointly by the Historical Society of Princeton (HSP), the Princeton Public Library (PPL), and the Princeton University Library (PUL) has begun to unlock decades of the town and the university’s history by making the historical runs of two local publications full-text searchable and available online via a Princeton University […]

  • NHPRC-Funded Digitization Grant Final Report

    In December 2012, the Mudd Library announced that we had received a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to digitize the most frequently accessed portions of six highly-used collections documenting United States foreign policy and the origins of the Cold War. We are pleased to announce that as of December 2015, […]

  • Behind the Scenes: Early Princeton University Trustee Minutes in High Resolution

    The Princeton University Archives at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is continually working to make more materials available in a digital format for ease of use and access. A large scale project of both photographing and scanning the Trustee Minutes of the University has been an ongoing task. Currently, the Board of Trustees Minutes. Volumes […]

  • Happy Holidays from John Foster Dulles

    John Foster Dulles, Princeton Class of 1908, devoted most of his life to public service, beginning in the late 1910s through his death in 1959. The John Foster Dulles Papers (MC016) at the Mudd Manuscript Library document his career, particularly his influence on United States foreign policy. Portions of the Dulles Papers are currently being […]

  • Meet Mudd’s Jarrett M. Drake

    Name/Title: Jarrett M. Drake, Digital Archivist Responsibilities: As the digital archivist at Mudd, I’m responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of processes that facilitate the effective acquisition, description, preservation, and access of born-digital archival collections acquired by the University Archives. The emphasis on ‘born-digital’ is to distinguish my work from that of digitization, which […]

  • Our NHPRC-Funded Digitization Project at Six Months

    Late last year, the Mudd Manuscript Library was granted an award by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to digitize our most-used Public Policy collections, serve them online, and create a report for the larger archival community about cost-efficient digitization practices. Excerpts from our six-month progress report is below. Work so far Project planning […]

  • Why — and How — We Digitize

    It’s February, and we’re now in the second month of our NHPRC-funded digitization project. In twenty-three more months, we’ll have completed scanning and uploading 400,000 pages of our most-viewed material to our finding aids, and anyone with an internet connection will be able to view it. This is just the most recent effort to introduce […]

  • Mudd Library Awarded Grant to Provide Global Access to Records of the Cold War

    by: Maureen Callahan The historian John Lewis Gaddis, author of a 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of George Kennan, has stated that the Mudd Library holds “the most significant set of papers for the study of modern American history outside of federal hands.” This may be true, but is often only relevant to researchers who have the resources […]