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Photo cataloguing
POSTER: Tom Klein Send a Private Message to Tom Klein Email   — POSTED: 02/07/05  — 09:28:11 AM
This is something I'd like to be involved in, too.Maybe we can get a couple of people helping with the locating, picking up, and returning of pix, we can then have scanning sessions with fast turn-around.I think the key thing is that people are going to be understandably nervous about lending them out, therefore quick turnaround is going to be important.I'm happy to take the lead on the collecting, cataloguing and archiving, if that would be helpful.Linc, would you want to do that together?Tom




Re: Re: Any great photographers in the CMYC
POSTER: Philip Odence   Send a Private Message to Philip Odence Email   — POSTED: 02/06/05  — 06:15:23 PM
Larry just put a beauty in the Odence album. Well worth a look. By the way, I think he has a higher res version. I am certain this one will want to get published.




Re: Any great photographers in the CMYC
POSTER: Lincoln Jackson   Send a Private Message to Lincoln Jackson Email   — POSTED: 02/05/05  — 12:54:15 PM
I'm willing to scan images if people want to give them to me. I can do so to upload to the site and for the book. I'm willing to pester people to "A" scan them themselves or "B" give them to me to scan. If we make an announcement at the 4th of July meeting for people to "sign-up" to provide images, I'll at least have my call list. Ideally I can enlist people to help scan as well as upload to the site. I can create a part of the site within which we capture all the uploaded TIFs. As I mentioned, uploading any files format is possible by choosing "upload paragraph with files".

Here are a couple I just added that my father had given to me. Also, I'm not sure if people has checked charts out. I found them online searching with Google. Thought they were cool and good fodder for the book.

----| On 01/28/05 David Churbuck wrote: |----------------
We need someone to step up and coordinate the collection, cataloguing, scanning, and return of photographs and other graphical assets.

If anyone knows of someone with an interest in this project, please let them know. We should immediately think about calling for photographic contributions from the membership -- perhaps including such a message in the spring ACMYC mailing and any meeting notifications to be sent by the secretary of the race committee.

There will probably be a need for some custom photography as we discover we don't have photographs we'd like to have included. Any suggestions as to great photographers would be appreciated as well.

re: Lincoln's suggestion on photo formats. JPEG will be sufficient for sharing here and for mocking up the page design in a page layout program, but the printer will be happiest with .tiff. At the UBC we scanned at maximum resolution into .tiff, catalogued the results on DVDs, and did lo-res printouts which were collected in a ringbinder. From there we made our selections, flagged them with post-it notes, and let the editor handling the photo insertion pull the images from the DVDs and insert lo-res versions into microsoft word drafts of the chapters.

The rule of thumb on digitizing collections is to capture them at as high a resolution as possible because you never want to go through the process again if you can help it.






Re: Sample Table of Contents
POSTER: Tom Klein Send a Private Message to Tom Klein Email   — POSTED: 01/31/05  — 03:46:30 PM
This is great to stimulate thinking.We should try to gauge early on, however, how many people are willing to take on some of these research tasks, even if we ultimately railroad one individual to assume to role of writer.For myself, I thought I would like to focus on the photographs, including research what is out there, scanning them, editing (i.e. putting 17 at the head of the fleet whenever possible), etc.Can we try to get some early idea of who might be interested to tackle some of these ideas in the Contents list?Tom




Sample Table of Contents
POSTER: David Churbuck   Send a Private Message to David Churbuck Email   — POSTED: 01/29/05  — 10:20:23 AM
I put this sample table of contents together for discussion purposes only. The first thing to decide is how heavily to tilt towards a history of skiffs or a history of the CMYC. As we adjust this to a final outline, we should also consider who the ideal authors of each chapter would be. In some cases, I expect we can lift from the Historical Society some of the papers written over the years.

Introduction

1. Stanley Butler, the first designs and the historical influences on the Cotuit Skiff

2. The Founding of the CMYC

3. Cotuit History -- summer colony

4. 1905-1920 -- early years of racing

5. Standardization --handicapped racing

6. World War II through the 50s

7. Hurricanes

8. Racing history -- origin of specific series, races, regattas

9. Builders -- Butler, Crosby, Bigelow, Churbuck, Boden, Peck, Geyser, Paine, Del Vecchio

10. The formation of the Association

11. Instructional programs -- old salts, Cove Series, Junior Series, Seamanship, ACMYC Pram Program, JSP

12. Great racers -- profiles of 12 to 24 great names

13. Day Sailors

14. The Club's "homes" over the years. Sinclair's, Cabot's, etc.

15. Sixties and 70s -- the fleet ages and dwindles, Lasers introduced

16. 1980s -- Fiberglas is born, Daysailors and Lasers vanish

17. 1990s renaissance of the Skiff Fleet






Re: Pre-February meeting homework
POSTER: Philip Odence   Send a Private Message to Philip Odence Email   — POSTED: 01/28/05  — 10:12:45 PM
Dede is interested in writing up the history of the different races and series. I've given her all my research on the subject, and she wants to carry if forward from there.P




Pre-February meeting homework
POSTER: David Churbuck   Send a Private Message to David Churbuck Email   — POSTED: 01/28/05  — 09:45:51 AM
To get things rolling at Tom Klein's house next month, it would help if we could all arrive with a brief outline of the book -- a proposed table of contents -- with a rough idea of who could write each chapter (e.g., Larry Odence would be asked to pen the fleet history, Jim Gould on the history of Cotuit's summer community, Conrad and Leonard on the process of building a skiff, Kip on the birth of the JSP and the history of skiff sailing instruction programs, etc.

I think the book will cap at 15 chapters.

More later




Any great photographers in the CMYC
POSTER: David Churbuck   Send a Private Message to David Churbuck Email   — POSTED: 01/28/05  — 09:39:25 AM
We need someone to step up and coordinate the collection, cataloguing, scanning, and return of photographs and other graphical assets.

If anyone knows of someone with an interest in this project, please let them know. We should immediately think about calling for photographic contributions from the membership -- perhaps including such a message in the spring ACMYC mailing and any meeting notifications to be sent by the secretary of the race committee.

There will probably be a need for some custom photography as we discover we don't have photographs we'd like to have included. Any suggestions as to great photographers would be appreciated as well.

re: Lincoln's suggestion on photo formats. JPEG will be sufficient for sharing here and for mocking up the page design in a page layout program, but the printer will be happiest with .tiff. At the UBC we scanned at maximum resolution into .tiff, catalogued the results on DVDs, and did lo-res printouts which were collected in a ringbinder. From there we made our selections, flagged them with post-it notes, and let the editor handling the photo insertion pull the images from the DVDs and insert lo-res versions into microsoft word drafts of the chapters.

The rule of thumb on digitizing collections is to capture them at as high a resolution as possible because you never want to go through the process again if you can help it.






Re: Book Budget
POSTER: Lincoln Jackson   Send a Private Message to Lincoln Jackson Email   — POSTED: 01/27/05  — 07:36:41 AM
I saw some discussion of .TIFF format which I agree is the highest quality for print production. I do think however that a large enough .JPEG format would be fine as well. I just wanted to point out that uploading JPEGs can serve a duel purpose, allowing people to view them on the site as well. The site can handle collection of the .TIFF images as well if people just upload them as "files". Here is how to upload files:
  • Add a Paragraph
  • Add a paragraph with uploaded files
  • Select number of files to upload
  • Fill in the remaining screen as now but browsing for the files you wish to upload on your local computer.
A similar scenario can be followed to upload images. I recommend that if we plan on gathering images this way we have people upload JPEGs to the Image Gallery.



Message from Toph
POSTER: Tom Klein Send a Private Message to Tom Klein Email   — POSTED: 01/25/05  — 01:28:50 PM
I got the following message from Toph in Thailand:"thanks tom"yes, would like to be involved.i'll check that site out soon."i'm planning to return to the states this may, and hope to be in cotuit all summer, so should have a bunch of time to work on the book and talk with folks about it."So he is in the loop now and interested to participate.I suggest we go ahead with the meeting on the 19th and keep Toph informed.Let's confirm just beforehand, but plan to do this.Tom


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