Digitization Internship Day 8

Today was a continuation of day 7. My boss solved the problem of combining multiple OCRed PDFs into one file which retains their OCR text. Tomorrow I’ll post about that process! I did find some interesting things in the newspaper articles. I sent a lot of them to my boss, but I tweeted about a few of my discoveries here:

  • Nice: In May 1926, it was claimed that 40% of women college graduates were atheists.
  • “The best looking, most polite, and well behaved people to be seen in Europe were Americans.” ~Leonard B. Hurley, 10/7/1926
  • Scanning these 1925-27 newspapers, you can see the hope of no more war as well as the rise of American arrogance.

The best part of the day though was going out to lunch with my lovely boyfriend.

LIS Website version 1.1

I may have found a nice replacement for the current slideshow on the LIS website. This one is a lot lighter but the web page is still fairly heavy. I’m going to experiment to see if I can get this slideshow working on my semi-clone of the real website before school starts on the 10th. If everything goes well, I’ll change out the slideshow in the next few days. What you see above is a mock-up of the potential new version of the website. Keep an eye out on here as I talk about my work!

One change I made today was removing the image banner that said, “Featured News from the Department & Community” and turned it into text. However, there seems to be a slight issue when someone goes to the website for the first time. The website shows that header text above the “Welcome!” text. I’ve posted for help on the WordPress.org forums. We’ll see what happens with that.

In other news, I watched the first episode of Fringe and it’s pretty amazing. I’ve always liked Joshua Jackson –plus he’s eye candy– so that is an added bonus to the show’s “fringe science.” I was looking for something new to watch while I worked out on my Gazelle and this looks like it’ll do nicely.

How is your new year going so far?