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Vintage 3D 'wiggle GIFs' respun with library's cool tool

Vintage 3D 'wiggle GIFs' respun with library's cool tool | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Why do I love the Stereogranimator so much?!  Is it because it draws people into the library's historical holdings and encourages them to engage?  (or is it because it's just plain fun?)

 

"In its push to reinvent itself in the Web era, the New York Public Library releases the Stereogranimator, a tool that lets users create flickering 3D GIFs from its archive of 'stereographs'..."

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Stereogranimator, A Site for Browsing and Sharing the New York Public Library’s Stereograph Archive

Stereogranimator, A Site for Browsing and Sharing the New York Public Library’s Stereograph Archive | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Stereographs, side-by-side photographs that when viewed together produce a 3D effect, normally can only be viewed with a stereoscope. Stereogranimator is a site that lets viewers browse 40,000 stereographs from the New York Public Library’s archive and convert them into animated GIFs and anaglyphs that can be enjoyed on the web. The site was built by the New York Public Library Labs, and is inspired by the work of artist Joshua Heineman...


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Digitization challenge: Handwritten menus from 1800s

Digitization challenge: Handwritten menus from 1800s | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Crowd-sourcing to transcribe old restaurant menus for a library digitization project... Neat idea!
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cool@hoole: Got a minute? Tag it! Crowdsourcing Comes to University Libraries!!!

cool@hoole: Got a minute? Tag it! Crowdsourcing Comes to University Libraries!!! | More TechBits | Scoop.it
The University of Alabama Library has started a new crowdsourcing project to tag their photography collection: http://t.co/SIAVSySk...
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iLibrarian » NYPL: Making Collections Possible Through Collaboration

iLibrarian » NYPL: Making Collections Possible Through Collaboration | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Soooooooo worth clicking through to see NYPL's "Stereogranimator"!!  They're doing some great digitization projects...

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