Project Brief | Cataloguing guidelines
A collection of 123 black and white photographs taken by Arthur Groom, jackaroo, journalist, environmentalist and author. The photographs are mainly from Grooms trips in Northwest and Central Australia, and record station life, the cattle industry and Aboriginal life in the 1940s and 1950s. There are also 21 photographs relating to the establishment in 1933 of Binna Burra Lodge on the edge of the Lamington National Park in south east Queensland. Finally there are 4 photographs related to the development of national parks in Queensland and the Noosa National Park in particular. Groom was active in the promotion of national parks and environmental protection until his death in 1953.
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Treatments: This collection is in relatively good condition and shouldnt require conservation treatment. Scanning staff may do light dusting with hake brushes.
Scanning: A few of the photos have a slight sepia or yellow tone and scanning in RGB would probably capture this colour.
Cropping: Minimal border, 1mm from edge of photograph, none of the original item cropped.
|Pictorial Collection||Researchers interested in Australian rural history and environmental issues|
|Digitisation Team||Institutions with related collections, subject interest|
|Digitisation Steering Committee|
|Special Materials Cataloguing|
|Item||Date completed or time period|
|Decide on cataloguing treatment||October 2001|
|Create cataloguing templates and guidelines||22 October 2001|
|Deliver material to Digitisation||24 October 2001|
|Preservation assessment and general condition survey||29 October 2001|
|Cataloguing guidelines session with Digitisation staff||30 October 2001|
|Create Pictorial Manager batches||30 October 2001 7 November 2001|
|Create and review catalogue records||30 October 2001 9 November 2001|
|Scan photographs using Agfa scanner||1-7 November 2001|
|Quality check images||1-12 November 2001|
|Deliver material back to Pictorial||13 November 2001|
|Strip metadata from images and put in spreadsheet||1-13 November 2001|
|Rename images and move to Pictorials Complete folder and then into Master Directory||1-13 November 2001|
|Change batch status on Pictorial Manager||2-13 November 2001|
|Create derivatives & rename for Pictorial Manager||
2-13 November 2001
|Load images to Pictures Catalogue||
2-13 November 2001
|Check metadata spreadsheet||
14 November 2001
David Toll and Margy Burn
Key information sources
Pictorial Manager, Preservation Services, Digitisation Team, IT, Imaging Services
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