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Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection. A Kodachrome Collection. who is charles cushman ?. Amateur photographer, financial analyst, and traveler One of the pioneers of Kodachrome Alumni of Indiana University. The cushmans. Focus of the collection.

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Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection

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  1. Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection A Kodachrome Collection

  2. who is charlescushman? • Amateur photographer, financial analyst, and traveler • One of the pioneers of Kodachrome • Alumni of Indiana University

  3. The cushmans

  4. Focus of the collection • The Cushman Collection is comprised of 14,400 Kodachrome Slides • Photos taken between 1917 – 1969 • Cushman’s photos captured American life

  5. Management of the library • The Cushman Collection is owned by Indiana University • It is managed jointly by the Indiana University Library Archives and the Digital Library Program • Contributions to the project have been made by both the School of Fine Arts and the Digital Library Program

  6. Purpose and goals of the collection • To digitize and preserve photos from a period from when most photos were in black and white • To act as a model for other libraries and museums • To act as a “test” to explore new methods of preservation

  7. Purpose and goals of collection • Providing and creating open-access to electronic resources • Maintaining digital collections

  8. Path to digitization- funding • After applying for and receiving a grant, the slides were digitized by a third-party vendor • The university’s digital library program receives replacement funds each year • Funds are used for servers, storage

  9. Kodachrome Slides downtown, Los Angeles Feb 24, 1952 downtown, Los Angeles Today

  10. Capitol Today and yesterday

  11. UT TOWER yesterday and today

  12. Resources • The collection includes 14,400 Kodachrome Slides, as well as notebooks • Cushman personal papers • Cushman’s camera equipment

  13. Resources • Written resources • HTML text format and PDF format • Digital copy of slides • Downloadable in JPEG format • Downloadable in various pixels; 200 pixels (96dpi), 600 pixels (96dpi), and 1000 pixels (96dpi)

  14. Metadata

  15. Metadata – subject headings

  16. Access • Prospected User Group • Photographers • Art Historians • Historians and scholars • Public

  17. Access – searching and browsing • Oracle Text search engine • Five browsing facets • Year • Location • Subject • Genre • Notebook

  18. Access - preview & overview features • Overview features • 30 selected slides on the home page • Slide show of the 120 selected slides from the collection • Cushman’s life timeline with related photograph and slide collection • Preview features • The search results provide thumbnails of the slide and general information of the slide

  19. Access – copy right issues • The information on the web site is for non-commercial, personal, or research use only • High quality TIFF format images (2200dpi, 24bit), slide format, or printed format images can be requested with a small fee • For publication purposes, additional fee applies

  20. Thank you

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