Library Web Site Redesign Methodology – Thursday, noon

Please join us this Thursday for this month’s Digital Discussions.

What: Library Web Site Redesign Methodology
Who: Emily King, Kim Vassiliadis, Chad Haefele, UNC Libraries
When: October 3, 2013, Noon – 1 PM
Where: Davis Library 214

In the design of the new library website, our goals centered around creating a user centered website, but how do we know what our users really want? Join us to discuss how we used prototyping and usability testing to design the new library home page that will work for our users. We will discuss why we selected these methods, the specific findings we had during this study, and how we incorporated these findings into our new design.

Hope to see you there!


Digital Discussions Thursday 9/5, Noon – high dynamic range negative digitization

Join us for September’s Digital Discussions session, this Thursday.

What: The Process of Photographic Negative Digitization and the Use of High Dynamic Range Software for Optimal Image Results: A Case Study using the Hugh Morton Photograph Collection

Who: Kerry Bannen, Jay Mangum, and Fred Stipe, Carolina Digital Library and Archives, UNC Libraries

When: September 5, 2013, Noon ­ 1 PM

Where: Davis Library 214

When digitizing photographic negatives, there is always “more image information than meets the eye”. Subtle shades of grey often lurk within the shadows [and in the highlights] of photographic negatives. Conventional scanning systems have a limited range of tones that they can effectively capture and render. Sadly, this produces images that are often lacking in depth, complexity and vibrancy. The staff of the Digital Production Center has been using a special digitization technique and associated software to greatly expand and enhance the tonal range that is available for capture. The resulting images contain a tonal range from dark to light that more accurately expresses what the eye can see. This technique was extensively used during the production of a traveling exhibit of photographs by Hugh Morton, one of North Carolina’s most notable photographers.