Querying the Library Conference Proceedings

Querying the Library Conference Proceedings

Posted by: on February 13, 2015   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

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As readers of the Digital Publishing Services blog might recall, several of the DPS staff were involved in the Querying the Library: Digitization and Its Impact conference at Rhode Island College two years ago. Their presentation, entitled “Publishing INTI: A Suite of Services Case Study,” detailed the department’s multifaceted digitization and publication support for INTI, a Spanish-language literature journal edited by Providence College faculty member Roger Carmosino.

Following the event, the Adams Library at Rhode Island College requested proceedings from the presenters to document the conference. Most recently, ePub and iBook versions of the proceedings have been developed and published. For those unfamiliar with these formats, ePub and iBook are electronic publication formats that are optimized for mobile use. One benefit of working with these formats is that they can be media-enhanced. As a demonstration of this functionality, video recordings of the presentation have been made available either directly within the proceedings or through them via hyperlink.

We in Digital Publishing Services are grateful for the support Rhode Island College has offered to document this event and excited to see the developing usage of electronic publications within our library consortium.

The Querying the Library: Digitization and Its Impact conference proceedings are freely available for download via Rhode Island College’s Digital Commons at the following URL:

http://digitalcommons.ric.edu/ebook_gallery/29/

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Inti Celebrates 40 Years

Posted by: on October 16, 2014   |Comments (0)|Spotlights

17This Fall, the Inti journal celebrates 40 years of publication. Inti was founded by Roger Carmosino, Professor of Foreign Language Studies at Providence College, in November of 1974 at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. Since that time, for 40 years, Inti has been in publication without interruption. Inti features research and scholarship on Latin and Spanish literature, creative writing by Latin and Spanish authors, and works of art by visual artists. Phillips Memorial Library will host an exhibit highlighting Inti’s tenure during the month of October – stop by to view and check out the virtual exhibit here!

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INTI’s Artists: Mario Toral

Posted by: on May 1, 2014   |Comments (0)|Spotlights

Every issue of the Inti journal that we digitize features artwork by well-known artists. One of best known, featured in several issues, including Numéros 65-66 and 69-70, is Mario Toral.

Mario Toral Muñoz is a Chilean-born painter and photographer, who, at 16, relocated to Argentina, before studying as a fine art student in Uruguay and France. He settled in New York from 1973-92, where he established himself professionally, regularly participating in exhibitions. One of his most famous works, a mural entitled Visual Memory of a Nation, is located in the Santiago Metro station at the Universidad de Chile. The massive piece took him three years to complete, from 1996-99.

Universidad_de_Chile_8Visual Memory of a Nation, by Mario Toral, Santiago Metro station

You can see Mario Toral’s work, as well as work from other artists, in the pages of Inti. Visit DPS’s Inti issue archive, Inti Gallery, and Inti website to view past issues and find out about new publications.

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Digitization Process for INTI

Posted by: on August 8, 2013   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

As described in my last entry, digitizing the Inti journal is an ongoing project within DPS. I thought we would take an inside look at the digitization process for Inti. Here are the steps we take to make the paper journal digital:

Separate journal – First, we cut up the journal by removing its binding and separating pages from one another.

Scan – We use Microtek scanners to scan each page. We scan photographs/covers in color and text in grayscale, adjusting histogram settings as needed to eliminate bleed-through from ink on the reverse sides of pages.

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Run OCR & proofread – OCR, or optical character recognition, is a technology that converts image documents (PDF files, images captured via scan) into editable/searchable data. We run OCR in a program called ABBYY Finereader, and after that step , we proofread the text yielded for errors and export to PDF (text-under-image).

Create complete issue & article PDFs – Once exported to PDF, we combine sections of text, using Adobe Acrobat Pro, into a complete issue PDF and article PDFs, cropping off excess material from sides of pages.

Upload to Digital Commons – Once PDFs are created, we upload them to Digital Commons along with metadata, so that they are available for download.

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INTI in Digital Commons @ PC

Posted by: on June 28, 2013   |Comment (1)|Digital Publishing

The Inti journal was founded by Roger Carmosino, Professor of Foreign Language Studies at Providence College, in November of 1974 at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. Since that time, for 39 years, Inti has been in publication without interruption. Inti features research and scholarship on Latin and Spanish literature, creative writing by Latin and Spanish authors, and works of art by visual artists.

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Over the past several years, and on an ongoing basis, the journal has been digitized by the Digital Publishing Services staff. An archive of the digitized issues can be found in PC’s institutional repository, Digital Commons. In addition to the journal archive, the Digital Publishing Services staff has created the Inti Gallery, a comprehensive collection of covers, photographs, and graphics contained in the volumes of Inti since its first issue. Please visit the links above to take advantage of being able to view Inti in digital form!

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DPS Presents on Inti at Conference

Posted by: on June 10, 2013   |Comments (0)|Scholarly Communication

On May 31, 2013 Mark Caprio, Christiane Marie Landry, and Marc Mestre presented Publishing Inti: a Suite of Services Case Study at the first annual Querying the Library: Digitization and Its Impact conference at Rhode Island College.

For more on Inti be sure to check out the Inti web site and the Inti Archive.

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Other presentations at the conference covered: converting EPUBS to PDFS, open access and the institutional repository, the role of the conservator in the digitization program at BC, building digital libraries, using technology to promote active learning, and more.  It was a fruitful and interesting day and we hope to be involved again next year.

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Inti Web: Inti 75-76 Coming Soon!

Posted by: on May 3, 2013   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

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Inti: Revista de la Literatura Hispánica is a 39 year old academic journal started by Roger Carmosino. It has published research and analysis in all areas of Spanish and Latin literature and has often included creative writing written by Latin and Spanish authors and artists.

I’ve worked with my fellow Digital Publishing colleagues and Roger to revamp the Inti website that was originally created by web dev guru Chris Gubata. The goal of Inti web is to act as a digital extension of the themes surrounding each issue of Inti. We try to keep it up to date with pertinent links to multimedia (photos and videos), news articles, and interviews. The site is, by default, set to be viewed in Spanish, but not to worry, if you can’t habla Espanol, there is a handy toggle up at the top of the site that will automatically translate the page into English for you.

Check out Inti web here:
http://library.providence.edu/dps/publications/inti/

Check out the site for the latest issue of Inti (73-74) here:
http://library.providence.edu/dps/publications/inti/inti-73-74/index.php

Stay tuned for new updates as we finalize the content for Issue 75-76!

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