Of course I put this on my calendar. How else would I remember that as soon as I get here that I need to change the mouse settings on all the computers to make everyone a leftie for the day. It’s going to be so much fun!!!

Of course I put this on my calendar. How else would I remember that as soon as I get here that I need to change the mouse settings on all the computers to make everyone a leftie for the day. It’s going to be so much fun!!!

It’s In There!

Being a one-person digital production unit, I have an immense amount of responsibility when it comes to our digital collections program and not a lot of time to juggle too many sidecar metadata files. Realizing the importance of technical metadata as it relates to digital preservation, I began writing exif tags (through Adobe Bridge) to document the various pieces of equipment that I use for video digitization.

I’ve been writing exif tags for a while now with tiff files and it seems like the easiest way to record this info for video files. Just remember to always Append Metadata rather than Replace Metadata.

thecuedot:

Look at the curves of this machine, and the attention to detail. Keep in mind that these projectors were only ever seen by a few projectionists, not the general public. If this projector had been built today, it wouldn’t be designed this beautifully. It would be a simple metal box with a lamp in it. But back in the 1930s, there was a different philosophy about the design aesthetic of even industrial equipment.

thecuedot:

Look at the curves of this machine, and the attention to detail. Keep in mind that these projectors were only ever seen by a few projectionists, not the general public. If this projector had been built today, it wouldn’t be designed this beautifully. It would be a simple metal box with a lamp in it. But back in the 1930s, there was a different philosophy about the design aesthetic of even industrial equipment.