[Libs-Or] State Library Centennial - 2005
ernest.r.perez at state.or.us
Wed Apr 28 17:56:12 PDT 2004
STATE LIBRARY CENTENNIAL PREPARATIONS
Dear Oregon Library Community,
The State Library will celebrate its Centennial in 2005. OSL staffers are
busy doing background research in preparation for the Centennial. We're
finding and assembling historic information, copies of vintage photographs
and publications, details about early Legislative support, about the
construction of the State Library building in 1936, early State Librarians,
etc. We'll evaluate the material and create suitable displays.
An early and major goal of the State Library was to support and nurture the
establishment of library service across Oregon. As much as possible, we
want to include photographs and visual images giving an indication of what
Oregon library life was like in the early 20th century.
We invite all Oregon public libraries to share graphic file scans of
historic photographs or other visual images relating to their libraries
from the period of roughly 1900-1930. To make this a minimal expense, we
request scanned image graphic files ***(Details given below).
Such graphics might include photos of your early or "new" (at that time)
library buildings, the construction phase, ribbon-cuttings or dedications,
etc. We'd also very much like to see interior photographs showing library
activity. This would cover scenes like library/patron interactions,
shelving books, the circulation desk, library cataloging or processing,
meetings in the library building, library board photos, staff groups, staff
members, and so on.,
If you're not able to produced scanned image copies in the library, there
should be many sources near at hand in your community to get this done.
Many parent institutional offices will have suitable scanner equipment, and
many private individuals also own suitable scanning equipment. The scanning
will involve little or no cost, and as a side benefit, you'll be able to
produce multiple print copies of the images for your own library.
*** FORMAT - We request copies in the following formats, of quality
sufficient to produce good quality display images.
* Halftone or photographic images - .JPG format, at 300 dpi,
resolution, in either B&W or color, depending upon the original image.
* Monotone images, printing, engraving, or line drawings - .GIF format,
at 300 dpi resolution.
SUBMITTAL - Please use this as a guide for submitting your images.
* Please e-mail copies of your photographs or images to
alice.k.stewart at state.or.us. (Questions to Alice Stewart, 503-378-4243, ext
* Use the consistent filename format of
Examples: salem-pl3.JPG, roseburg-lib7.GIF, multnomah county library11.JPG
* Provide a good description or identification of the subject, for
* Please include the correct text of any credit or courtesy statement.
Examples: "Permission granted by XYZ Public Library," "Photo
courtesy of Benjamin Parker Family," etc.
* Please be sure to cross-reference the description/identification to
the appropriate graphic file name.
We hope that this effort results in a good compilation of "Oregon library
history" photographs and images. This collection can be shared in many ways
with all Oregonians during our Centennial. Many thanks for your interest
--ernest perez, ph.d.
Group Leader, Govt. Research & Electronic Services
Oregon State Library
503-378-4243, xt 257
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