UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA DIGITAL COLLECTIONS PART I Selection, Scanning and Submittal of Government Documents
Authors Chelsea Dinsmore (352) 273 0369 firstname.lastname@example.org Carol McAuliffe (352) 273 2825 email@example.com
Objectives Select appropriate government documents for this project Scan and format documents correctly for upload to UFDC Set up your account with UFDC
Selection: Theme Hurricanes in Florida and related topics Emergency management Water Quality Impact on Wildlife Disaster Planning Building Codes Etc.
Selecting Documents: Basic requirements Federal publication Cataloged (OCLC #)
Selecting Documents: Optimal Items Small or pamphlet type items Not tightly bound SuDoc number Consistent content text goes in same direction font is of consistent size
Equipment PC using Windows XP or higher Epson flatbed scanner Adobe Photoshop Elements (But not really) Scanning: Getting Started
Scanning: Folder Set Up Folder Structure Main Scanning folder Item #1 folder Item #2 folder Item #3 folder
Scanning: Folder Set Up File name structure Main scanning folder Item#1 folder 0001001 0001002 0001003 file names
Scanning: Scanner Settings UFDC Requirement for Digital Master Files 8 bit Grayscale or 24 bit RGB Color (depending on whether original has significant color) 300 dpi for standard text or 600 dpi for stand alone images (photographs, maps) Save archival files as uncompressed TIFFs
Scanning: Steps Create folder structure Select the first document for scanning Answer these questions: Color or black & white? Largely image based or text based? Is font regular size or very small? Is it even or broken C o l o r BW 10 point font 8 point font 6 point font
Scanning: Scanner Settings 8 bit Grayscale or 24 bit RGB Color (depending on whether original has significant color) 300 dpi for standard text or 600 dpi for stand alone images (photographs, maps)
Scanning: Scanner Settings
Scanning: Scanner Settings Cont.
Scanning: Scanner Settings Cont. This will help straighten scanned images that are not placed exactly straight on the scanner bed.
Scanning: Scanner Settings Cont. You can set these settings and then save them on this menu.
Pick an item Set up the folder structure Decide on scanner settings based on color and font size Place the front page of the item on the scanner Click on Preview Insert picture of item on scanner HERE
Scanning The image that appears allows you to see that you image is basically straight and legible. The cursor will become a crosshair which you use to block the area you want to scan. Select the correct area and click the Scan button.
Scanning: An Example
Scanning: An Example
Scanning A File Save box will pop up.
Image Correction The Epson software does a good job with straightening and color levels. Double check color levels by selecting the histogram button during the preview process
Image Correction: Editing Histograms With your cursor drag the left and right arrows to the edges of the graph space Original Levels Edited Levels
Image Correction: Color Levels Unmodified Color Levels Modified Color Levels
When Good Scans Go Bad Pages get out of order/skipped page(s) Forgot to check settings Forgot to do histogram
Scanning: Wrap Up Pick your title Set up the folder structure Decide on scanner settings based on color and font size Place the item on the scanner Click on Preview Define edges of image to be scanned Edit color settings using the histogram button Scan Select Save settings Rinse and repeat
Setting up UFDC Account Go to http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ Select myUFDC Home Select Register Now
Setting up UFDC Account Choose a username and password that you can remember Provide your name and affiliation Select the box to allow you to submit materials online
Homework Before the next Webinar on September 11, 2013. Select 10 documents you would like to scan Scan the documents and correct the images in the manner shown in this webinar. By August 30 Register for UFDC at http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ Select MyUFDC Home in the upper right hand corner Select the 3 rd Fill out the registration form
Thank You Any Questions? Chelsea Dinsmore (352) 273 0369 firstname.lastname@example.org Carol McAuliffe (352) 273 2825 email@example.com http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/FLscanning