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Recuperating Zip files… Image Media Workflow


Meg Conkey’s Between the Caves Project with CoDA has faced the team with an extensive, daunting, yet fastidiously kept array of media backlogged to the early 1990’s. Her collection features media ranging from unerased chalkboards, to fieldnotes, forms, slides, floppy zips, PCDs, and powerpoint presentations. All media was impressively catalogued and organized, waiting to be

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The Last House on the Hill Video Project


The Last House on the Hill Video Project is a part of the CoDiFi larger initiative Last House on the Hill. A team from the University of California at Berkeley (BACH team) carried out archaeological excavations during the summers of 1997-2003 at the famous prehistoric settlement mound of Çatalhöyük, Turkey, whose archaeological remains date predominantly to

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What I Wish I’d Known – Adding Subtitles to Videos

In this video, I describe a [relatively] easy method for adding subtitles to videos. Why would you want to do this? Well, beyond the obvious reasons like providing accessibility to interested individuals who have hearing disabilities, we can use subtitles to create a moment by moment accounting of the contents. For the Last House on the

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Tip – WordPress for Dummies 4: Embed Flickr image or Vimeo Video in WordPress

We once more return to our video lecture series on WordPress site development, and this week we’re talking multimedia!

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Tip – Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Pixel Pigmentation


Sometimes when I’m batch processing thousands of photos (as I currently am for Last House on the Hill) it’s tempting to rely on Lightroom’s automatic features, which – while pretty good for a computer – aren’t always perfect. Representing color is one of the places where I definitely don’t want to cut corners, and because

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Tip – WordPress for Dummies Part 3: Creating Posts

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Ruth returns this week with the third in a video lecture series on creating and managing your own website with WordPress.

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Tip – WordPress for Dummies Part 2: Editing Pages

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This week continues Ruth Tringham’s video lecture series on setting up your own site via WordPress. 

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Tip – WordPress for Dummies Part 1: Introducing the Dashboard

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If you’ve been keeping up with our Web development for beginners series and are ready to dive into creating your own website, you won’t want to miss this week’s tip: the first in a video series on creating your own WordPress site!

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Tip – Adding Flickr image collections to Vimeo


In our Digital Documentation of Cultural Heritage class, we’ve been focusing on photography, because you can’t do it all, and there’s SO much that can be done now with just cameras and some basic techniques. However, some of the imaging techniques we’re dabbling with create videos – time lapse, video essays from stills, documentation using

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