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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

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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: Average File Sizes

Online files are approximately 1/3 of the archival file size.

Type Average Archival File Size Online, Derivatives (33%)
photo 27 MB 8.91 MB
archival page, color 27 MB 8.91 MB
archival page, grayscale 13.5 MB 4.45 MB
average archival 20.25 MB 6.68 MB
newspaper page 64MB (Texas Digital Newspaper Program) 21.12MB
microfilm reel (1,000 frames) 64,000 MB 21,334 MB
Map/large format 250 MB 82.5 MB
30 minute oral history audio & PDF transcript (born digital; multiple derivatives; assumes 500MB audio and 15 page PDF at archival grayscale size) 705 MB (varies) 233 MB (varies)
30 minute video from DVD file (born digital; multiple derivatives; assumes maximum full DVD size of 4.4GB) 3.5 GB (varies; assumes 1GB original file and alternate formats that add an additional 2.5X the size) varies widely (can even be 0 if streaming via YouTube or similar and full files available only on request)
slide, 35mm (scanned at 4000dpi) 52 MB 17.16 MB
Color transparency (scanned at 900dpi) 52 MB 17.16 MB


Last modified: Wednesday April 04 2012Laurie Taylor