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Nimitz Library Digital Collections

Technical Details and Accessibility Technical Details

The United States Naval Academy History Collection is composed of fifteen documents (2,731 individual images) pertaining to the early history of the United States Naval Academy. The documents include published and unpublished histories, guidebooks, personal correspondence, handwritten notes, and regulations and plans for the Naval School.

Physical copies of all 15 documents can be found in either Special Collections & Archives or the general collection of Nimitz Library. Fourteen of the documents were digitized through the combined efforts of Nimitz Library staff, volunteers, and an outside digitization firm. The remaining item, James Russell Soley's Historical Sketch of the United States Naval Academy, was digitized previously from the holdings of the University of Michigan for inclusion in Google Books and the Internet Archive.

Technical Details

Five documents, including the multiple part History of the U. S. Naval Academy by Thomas G. Ford, were scanned in either color or grayscale as high resolution TIFFs (300ppi to 600ppi) by PTFS Inc. These master files were then converted to lower resolution PDFs for delivery. Nine documents were scanned as high resolution TIFFs (300ppi to 600ppi) utilizing an Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner and an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner by Nimitz Library staff and volunteers. This second batch of master images were then converted to lower resolution (200ppi JPEG) service images, which were subsequently converted to PDF for delivery. All applicable images were submitted to Optical Character Recognition software.

Accessibility

All items in United States Naval Academy History Collection utilize CONTENTdm ® for document organization and delivery, and can be searched using the CONTENTdm ® search interface. The collection can be browsed by selecting the "Browse All" link at the top of the page.

Conditions of Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from the Nimitz Library Digital Collections.  The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights.

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