Author Archives: Sarah Dorpinghaus

Identifying prints

When creating metadata, we pay particular attention to the format of the material being described. Identifying postcards and photographs is fairly straightforward, but determining the differences between the various types of intaglio and relief prints has proved to be quite challenging. So we invited Barbara Duval and Elizabeth Stephenson from the College of Charleston’s Department […]
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Belated welcomes and holiday greetings

We’re a few weeks late on this holiday post, but Happy Rosh Hashanah! To celebrate, Gillian Rogers (our newest intern) has been digitizing and creating metadata for not one, but two of Rosenthall’s New Years postcard albums. Gillian is a senior majoring in history at the College of College of Charleston. Below are a few […]
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Rosenthall finding aid online

I’m pleased to announce the finding aid for the William A. Rosenthall papers has been encoded and is now available online.
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Uploading hiatus

The Lowcountry Digital Library is currently developing a new open source digital repository that will be launched in early 2012. The good news is this new repository will be much more dynamic and user-friendly than the current content management system used by LDL. The bad news is we are not able to upload additional content […]
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Caricatures and cemeteries portfolios now available

Over 300 images were uploaded to the Lowcountry Digital Library earlier this week. Approximately 80 images from Rosenthall’s “Jewish caricatures” portfolio were added to the prints and photographs digital collection. Many of these images play upon Jewish stereotypes and illustrate anti-Semitic beliefs. College of Charleston student Cameron Moon scanned, rehoused, and created metadata for this […]
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New Tumblr

The “A Synagogue A Day” Tumblr has been launched!  
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Summer update

It’s been a busy summer at JHC, and we’ve been trucking along with the Rosenthall digitization and rehousing project. So busy, in fact, that I haven’t had time to introduce our latest intern–-Rebecca Zola. Rebecca will be a senior this fall at Lexington High School in Lexington, Massachusetts. She spent the summer visiting family in […]
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1000+ milestone and “Mendoza the Jew”

Last Friday, over four hundred images were added to the Rosenthall digital collections. This brought the total number of items available online to over 1,000! (1,174, to be exact.) The recent upload includes portraits of rabbis and other notable Jewish individuals. JHC’s favorite is the print of English boxing champion Daniel Mendoza’s (“Mendoza the Jew”) […]
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2 is better than 1

In order to facilitate searching and navigation, the Rosenthall digital collection has been split into two separate collections: William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection – Postcards William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection – Prints and Photographs Lowcountry Digital Library staff has also added advanced browsing features to the collections’ homepages: by geographic location (city, country, continent) and […]
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Another group of fantastic interns

June brought us great beach weather, the Spoleto Festival, and two new interns. We are happy to have Cameron Moon and Colleen OConnor join our project. Cameron finished her junior year at the College of Charleston this spring and is majoring in Historic Preservation and Community Planning. Her first assignment is to digitize a portfolio […]
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