The Digital Project
The color slides were scanned at 4,000 dpi resolution using Nikon film scanners. The resulting digital master files in TIFF format are stored at the UWM Libraries. Access images in JPEG format were created from the TIFF files and uploaded into CONTENTdm software for Web delivery. High resolution digital images or prints can be ordered from the American Geographical Society Library of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. Please see the Permission Form For Reproduction of Materials at: http://www.uwm.edu/Libraries/AGSL/repoperms.html
The photographs were researched and indexed as part of the project to provide additional points of access. Original captions provided by the photographers were retained and transcribed in the Photographer's Note/Description field. Subject headings were assigned using Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials. Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names was used to provide geographic location including names of continents, countries, states/provinces, and cities. Often the current name of a country is different from the name when the photograph was taken. This was taken into consideration by putting the former name in parenthesis following the current name, e.g. Bangladesh [Pakistan until 1971]. The records were built with CONTENTdm digital media management software using Dublin Core metadata.
UWM Libraries would like to thank Professor Margaret Crosby (Spanish and Portuguese Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Professor Bruce Fetter (History Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) for their substantive help in selecting images for this project.
We would also like to acknowledge the following UWM Libraries staff members for their assistance in the selection process: Ewa Barczyk, Patti Day, Svetlana Karolev, Ahmed Kraima, Chieko Maene, Vanaja Menon, Dawn Lee-Vue, Rebecca Littman, and Jovanka Ristic.
Krystyna K. Matusiak, Digital Collections Librarian, UWM Libraries
Eleanore (Nellie) Bednarek, Digitization Intern
Cory Lampert, Digitization Intern
Student Assistants and Fieldworkers:
Tim Blomquist, Esha Datta, Rose Fortier, Ka Ying Hui, Gae Kelly, Rachel Monfardini, Gretchen Peterson, Sherril Schoen, and Becky Sorenson.
Steve Miller, Monographs Department, UWM Libraries
Joe Tomich, Monographs Department, UWM Libraries
Tom Brittnacher, American Geographical Society Library, UWM Libraries
Ann Runyard, American Geographical Society Library, UWM Libraries
Copyright and Permissions
Cities Around the World is published by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. Copyright © 2006. Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. All rights reserved.
The images may be copied by individuals or libraries for personal use, research, teaching or any "fair use" as defined by copyright law. Fair use of copyright-protected works for study, research, and other purposes does not require the permission of the copyright owner provided that the use meets the standard specified in Section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law.
Use Order Images form to request high-resolution digital reproductions of images.
Permission to reproduce materials in this collection for publication or distribution must be obtained from the American Geographical Society Library of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. Please see the Permission Form for Reproduction of Materials at: http://www.uwm.edu/Libraries/AGSL/repoperms.html
Updated: March 2008
Please send us your comments or suggestions regarding the collection.
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