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Digitization Process

The majority of the images on this virtual exhibit were digitized using an Epson Perfection 3200 Photo scanner at 300 DPI, 24-bit colour resolution, uncompressed TIFF file format. No touch-ups were done, and every effort was made to reproduce as closely as possible the original image.

Some photographs, which were larger than the scanner bed, were still scanned, provided that the essential information in the photograph, such as all people, was still visible. Cropping of the original image was inevitable in these situations. Occasionally, long outsize photographs and illustrations were scanned in separate sections, and stitched together afterwards into panorama images using the open-source image editing software, IrfanView, version 3.95.

Other items, such as large maps and textiles, were photographed using a Sony Cybershot DSC-W1 digital still camera, and the image dimensions were reduced afterwards using IrfanView.

Stereo audio recordings of the Mount Allison Choral Society were captured on two tracks in WAV file format using a Tascam DP-01 digital portable recorder, and were reduced afterward to 192 kb/s MP3 file format using Musicmatch Jukebox software, version 8.2.

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This project was funded by the Marjorie Young Bell Endowment Fund