Margaret Wheat Collection - University of Nevada, Reno

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Late 50's -- wire spool tape .... a reel to reel recorder in the late 1960s and 1970s. The wire spool tapes were converted into CDs using a Sven Liljeblad Endowment Grant. The reel-to-reel tapes were digitized ... also using a Sven Grant. Sound Model Grant was the digitization of reel-to-reel tapes into .wav files.

Master file: audio/wav; 957,318,431 bytes; 1 hour, 0 minutes, 18 seconds. Computer Hardware: 3 Intel Celeron 1.8GHz/224 MB RAM PCs manufactured by PowerSpec, each with a Firewire hard drive (2 manufactured by MicroNet, and 1 by LaCie); M-Audio Delta Audiophile internal sound card; External Firewire Hard Drive; Analog to Digital Converter: Prism Sound Dream ADA-8XR; Prism Sound Dream AD-2; Analog Playback Equipment: Studer A-80, Studer B67, Otari MX-55, Revox A700; Operating System: Windows XP; Capture and editing software: Steinberg Wavelab 4.0; Formatting software: Sony Soundforge.

There is available a selected group of photographs from the hundreds of images of Great Basin Native Americans in the Margaret M. Wheat Photograph Collection, a subset of the historical photograph archive in the library’s Special Collections Department. This archive contains approximately 200,000 images, which focus primarily on Nevada and the Great Basin Region, the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, the Lake Tahoe basin and its surrounding region.

The images were scanned at 8-bit grayscale or 24-bit color on a flatbed scanner at 400 dpi to create high resolution, uncompressed TIFF images; archival images are size at least 3000 pixels across the long dimension; web access images are converted by CONTENTdm into JPEG2000 images for tiled delivery. Files were loaded into the CONTENTdm digital media management software, assigned metadata, and uploaded to the library's Web server.

The team that produced this project was:

Jacquelyn, Manuscripts Librarian
Glee Willis, Digital Projects Librarian

For further information about digital projects at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries:

UNR Digital Projects