Project Brief | Cataloguing guidelines
To provide access through the Librarys catalogue to the 94 cigarette cards in the Australian scenic series collection.
A collection of W.D. & H.O. Wills cigarette cards issued circa 1925. Originally 100 cards were issued but the Library does not hold 6 of the cards. Each card is numbered and features a photograph of an Australian scenic landscape with information about it on the reverse of the card. The scenes depicted include buildings, beaches, bridges and caves as well as landscapes. The cards are 5.3 x 6.9 cm in size and the photographs are in black and white.
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This collection consists of 94 black and white gelatin prints each 5.3 x 6.9 cm in size. The collection is in good condition. No conservation treatment is required. All cards have been rehoused into plastic sleeves and folders.
Treatments: This collection is in relatively good condition and shouldnt require conservation treatment. Scanning staff may do light dusting with hake brushes.
Scanning: The AGFA Duoscan T2000 will be used for scanning the Scenic Series. A Mylar mask is available to help place cards evenly on the plate. Front of card is only to be scanned.
Cropping: Minimal border, none of the original item cropped.
|Pictorial Collection||Researchers interested in Australian history and geography|
|Digitisation Steering Committee||Institutions with related collections, subject interest|
|Preservation Services||Collectors of cigarette cards|
|Special Materials Cataloguing|
|Item||Date completed or time period|
|Decide on cataloguing treatment||August 2001|
|Create cataloguing template and guidelines||August 2001|
|Preservation assessment and general condition survey||August 2001|
|Deliver material to Digitisation||30 August 2001|
|Cataloguing guidelines session with Digitisation staff||September 2001|
|Create Pictorial Manager batches||September 2001|
|Create and review catalogue records||September 2001|
|Scan cards||September 2001|
|Quality check images||September 2001|
|Deliver material back to Pictorial||September 2001|
|Strip metadata from images and put in spreadsheets||September 2001|
|Rename images and move to Pictorials Complete folder||September 2001|
|Check metadata spreadsheets||September 2001|
|Change batch status on Pictorial Manager||September 2001|
|Create derivatives & rename for Pictorial Manager||October 2001|
|Load images to Pictures Catalogue||October 2001|
|Project owner/Driver||David Toll and Margy Burn|
|Project manager||Angela Brown|
|Key information sources||Pictorial Manager, Preservation Services, Digitisation Team, IT|
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