November 28, 2005
Winters Project Staff
A variety of librarians are participating in the digitization of the Winters poster collection.
Patricia Hswe, CLIR Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Slavic & East European Library at UIUC, is carrying out the day-to-day responsibilities of the project. These include the construction of metadata for the posters; resolving copyright issues; expanding on the website for the Winters Collection; and designing, and posting on, the project blog. In addition, she is responsible for mounting posters from the collection for display at the entrance to the Slavic Library.
Miranda Remnek, Head, Slavic & East European Library, initiated the project and serves as supervisor. She has given presentations at international conferences on the Winters Collection, particularly with respect to metadata issues, and will contribute occasional postings to this weblog.
Marie Kallista, Library Technical Specialist in the Slavic & East European Library and a native of the Czech Republic, assists with translation matters as needed, in terms of both Czech language and Czech culture.
Janice Pilch, Acting Head, Slavic Acquisitions, offers guidance on copyright issues.
Nuala Bennet Koetter and Amy Maroso-Hatcher, both of the Digital Services & Development (DSD) Unit, advise on the application of ContentDM, the digital collection management software that is being used to display the digitized images of the posters, and on issues concerning the actual scanning of the posters.
In addition, we receive occasional guidance from academic faculty members. Frank Gladney, Associate Professor, and David Cooper, Assistant Professor, both of the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at UIUC, serve as consultants on content and on translation.
Finally, Marc Gartler, a 2005 graduate of the Graduate School of Library & Information Science, worked on the project from Fall 2004 to Summer 2005. He is responsible for constructing the EAD for the collection (with help from Chris Prom, Assistant University Archivist) and for devising the fields for the metadata schema (based on VRA Core, version 3.0).
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November 23, 2005
About "Postings on Posters"
This weblog was created to document the digitization and cataloging of the Zdenka and Stanley B. Winters Collection of Czech and Slovak Posters, 1920-1991. The Winters donated the collection to UIUC in 1991, with the hope that in the future it would be accessible online, for research and educational purposes, to faculty and students both here and beyond UIUC. Digitization of the collection began in earnest in early Summer 2005, and now that the digital surrogates are being amassed in an image database, cataloging has commenced. In the continued scanning of the posters and the construction of metadata about them, issues inevitably will arise. "Postings on Posters" will keep track of these matters (and provide some context for the next person who works on, or maintains, this project).
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