External id:

Manager Email: waarala2@illinois.edu

Owner Email: cbertra@illinois.edu

Start Date: 2015-12-01

Status: inactive


American Library Association World War I Scrapbooks

Digitization of the American Library Association Scrapbooks, 1917-1919.  The project began in December of 2014. Due to staffing changing it was paused for several months.  The project is relaunching December 2015.  

Scrapbooks of the Library War Service containing photographs of camp library buildings and activities, services to soldiers and sailors, hospital library service, Library War Service personnel and friends of the ALA, campaigns billboards, dispatch offices and publicity photographs and postcards. The series includes a scrapbook of placards and signs and a scrapbook of prints keyed to electro-type plates and zinc etchings, including billboards, placards, posters, book campaigns, bookplates, camp library exteriors and interiors, hospitals, industries, navy overseas stations and transports, personnel and signs and slides.

Digital Content Creation is only digitizing the physical scrapbooks.


Cataloging status

  • Archon finding aid

File Naming

  • 8901019
    • Tif file naming (images in scrapbook)
      • Follow naming via spreadsheet  Z:\DCC Unprocessed Files\ALA_Archives_Scrapbooks\documentation
    • ​PDF file naming 
      • 00000001, 00000002, 00000003

Digitization Equipment 

  • RCAM

Deliverables (file formats)

  • Preservation Masters tif for Medusa
  • Access (JP)
  • PDF/a highres and pdf lowres for Archon

Preservation Master

  • 600 dpi
  • Fixed Pixel Array
  • Adobe RGB
  • 16 bit
  • Include target for output tiffs
  • Crop outside page edge
  • Disable Sharpening
  • Metadata: ALA WWI Scrapbook University of Illinois Archives


  • 400 dpi
  • 3000 long edge
  • sRGB
  • 8 bit
  • Exclude target
  • Crop outside page/book edge
  • Disable Sharpening
  • Metadata: ALA WWI Scrapbook University of Illinois Archives

Directory Structure:

  • The main directory for this project is:
    • //storage.library.illinois.edu/dcc/DCC Unprocessed Files/World_War_I_Scrapbook/8901019
    • File will be saved in the record series folder as follows
      • 8901019
        • ​8901019_vol4
          • ​preservation_master​
          • access
          • pdf

Destination of files:

Working files

  • \\storage.library.illinois.edu\dcc\DCC Unprocessed Files\ALA_Archives_Scrapbooks\8901019

Access files

  • \\storage.library.illinois.edu\dcc\Processed Access Files Ready for ContentDM Ingest

Preservation Master

  • \\storage.library.illinois.edu\dcc\MedusaStaging