Spring 2018 course project with New York Times

My spring 2018 course in LIS 665 Projects in Digital Archives will be collaborating with the New York Times to do a photography digitization and curation project.

​Photo by George Thames, 1944

The photographer the project will focus on is George Tames, photojournalist for the New York Times between 1945-1985. He has been referred to as the “Photographer of Presidents,” and you can find some of his images in Google Image Search. The content that will be focused in on is some of his earlier work for the Times from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, include assignments involving the likes of FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy. The project will involve the digitization of original camera negatives. Deliverables will include digitized masters, metadata, as well as a online exhibition of the photography for use by NY Times editors.

The course is scheduled to run on Wednesdays at 6:30-9:20p. You can find last semester’s course syllabus  here on this website.

Thank you to alum Jennifer Parrucci–Senior Taxonomist at the Times–for helping make possible this exciting digital archives project.

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