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Digital Support Services (DSS)
Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
P.O Box 117003
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA

P: 352.273.2900
F: 352.392.6597

Celebrating 100 years of IFAS and the Smith-Lever Act

Visit the Florida Agriculture and Rural Life Collection for more.

The Haiti Sun

A collaborative project with the Duke University Archives, the DSS is scanning a run of the of the Haiti Sun from 1950-1962.

Ramón Figueroa Mexican & Cuban Film Poster Collection

Collection: Digital Library of the Caribbean

Drew Field Echoes

Description: Newspaper published at the Drew Field Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.

Collection: Florida Digital Newspaper Library

Antique Maps, Historic Sanborn Maps, and Aerial Photography

Collection: Map & Imagery Library Digital Collections

Archie Carr and Sea Turtles

Description: Archie Carr attaching weather balloons to sea turtles.

Collection: University Archives Photograph Collection

Alfred Browning Parker

Description: Alfred Browning Parker, architectural drawings, from the University of Florida Architecture Archives

Collection: University of Florida Libraries Architecture Archives Collection

Digital Library Center Documentation & Technologies: Aerials

This information is for the Florida Aerials (LSTA grant, phase III, 2009).

Processing Stages

FIPS codes for Florida

  • Map Library will select and prepare 1,000 photographs per week.
    • Map Library will clean all marks from the photographs.
    • Map Library will create a check in sheet for the batches with an inventory for the 1,000 tiles.
    • Map Library will send the check in sheet and inventory list to the DLC electronically and print copies that will accompany the physical materials.
    • Sample check in sheet and inventory
  • DLC picks up, digitizes, and returns the photos.
    • DLC will pick up each batch of the 1,000 tiles and accompanying documentation from the Map Library.
    • When picking up new batches, DLC will return old batches, only if entire batch is complete. DLC will continue to pick up new batches on a weekly schedule even if old batches have not been returned.
    • DLC checks batch for all flights and items.
    • Carrie assigns imaging by flight to students.
    • Students scan items to local external hard drives, using the naming convention explained below.
    • Carrie or Traveler move images remotely to another drive.
    • Note: PreQC on the aerials must be run using Adobe Photoshop for the derivative creation. For the aerial BIBIDs, PreQC includes a standard levels adjustment.
    • Quality control is done by Jane or a student she assigns to it, and quality control is for image quality and correct tile numbering schema.
    • Aerials are loaded (no OCR) and archived.
    • DLC checks loaded and archived batches.
    • DLC prepares batches for return to the Map Library, ensuring batches are complete, photos are in numerical order, and photos face the same direction.

Saving Aerial Images

All aerials will use the already established BIBID for the county. Each image will be named in this format: FIPScountyCode_YearOnThePhoto_FlightNumber_tilenumber.tif

Example: 12001_1937_1F_2.tif

Example is for Alachua County (FIPS 12001), year of the flight on the photo is 1937, flight number is 1F, and the tile number is 2

A printable sign with naming conventions for students is here. The Map Library page on Aerial Photography coverage is here.

Last modified: Thursday September 08 2011 lnt