The Resurrectionists digital collection was built using OCLC's CONTENTdm digital collection management software. It is currently hosted on the CONTENTdm server. All images were scanned in The New York Academy of Medicine's Gladys Brooks Digitization Laboratory.


The New York Academy of Medicine's Resurrectionists project was supported in part by funds from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) through The New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program.

Hardware Used:

  • Epson Perfection V700n flatbed scanner

  • Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 35mm film scanner

  • Konica-Minolta PS5000C face-up scanner

  • Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT digital camera

  • Clintpro PC 375 Minitower

  • Samsung 20-inch LCD monitor

  • HP LJ3800 color laser printer

Software Used:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS2

  • Adobe Acrobat 7.05

  • CONTENTdm Acquisition Station


Most items from the disbound volume were scanned and archived as raw images and TIFF files. JPEGs were derived from these for display purposes.

The longer disbound pamphlets and the disbound book West Port Murders were scanned as PDF files, but select images from the book were also scanned and archived as raw images and TIFFs, with JPEGs created for display.

The CONTENTdm Acquisition Station was used to automatically attach a 40-pixel band to the bottom of each JPEG. This is currently not included in the digital dimensions provided for each image.

Full Text:

Several items were scanned using Optical Character Recognition, although clean-up was not budgeted for at this time. As a result, these items are full-text searchable, but transcripts are currently not displayed. As stated in our project grant, The New York Academy of Medicine plans to provide clean transcripts, as well as additional transcripts for items previously not scanned using OCR, when this project is revisited in the future.


Metadata is provided for each item in the collection at the item or object level, with minimal specific metadata provided at the page level.

Qualified Dublin Core is the metadata scheme used for this collection. Authorized name headings were used when possible in the "Names as Subjects" field. Genre terms were taken from the controlled vocabulary provided by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Additional keywords were provided in a separate, hidden field as fitting.

Project Credits:

  • Christian Warren, Project Manager
  • Jonathan Frater, Preliminary Project Coordinator, Grant Writer, Scanning Supervisor
  • Miriam Mandelbaum, Curator
  • Arlene Shaner, Assistant Curator
  • Lisa Genoese, Metadata Librarian
  • Ying Jia, Project Supervisor
  • David Mauzy, Scanning Technician
  • David Rankine, IT Support
  • Anthony Bailey, IT Support

Rights and Permissions:

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