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Discussion Conversion of Meridian and Baseline to PDF format

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 08:56 am

One of the Publication Committee tasks is to convert back issues of Meridian and Baseline into PDF format to be served on the web.  Probably at the Publications website at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/magert/publicationsab/publicationsa.cfm

Hallie (past Pub chair) has the back issues of Meridian really close to completion. 

One of the Publication Committee tasks is to convert back issues of Meridian and Baseline into PDF format to be served on the web.  Probably at the Publications website at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/magert/publicationsab/publicationsa.cfm

Hallie (past Pub chair) has the back issues of Meridian really close to completion. 

So the next task at hand is to start in on the back issues of Baseline.  I'd like to learn from Melissa Lamont her scanning specs and workflows, time expectations, and lessons learned before starting in on Baseline.  Also we can look for volunteers to do the following:

Scan back issues

Process scans (crop, rotate, adjust contrast/quality)

Convert to PDF (including grouping pages into issues)

Please add your comments, suggestions, or volunteerism here.

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Purpose.   To coordinate, edit and produce MAGIRT publications, including baseline, the Electronic Publication Series, the Print Publication Series, and the MAGIRT Information Brochure. Oversees and executes changes to the MAGIRT website, and serves as intermediary with publishers.

Membership.   A Chair, plus as many members as necessary to accomplish the work of the committee.

Duties.   The committee oversees the timely publication of base line and works to accomplish a flow of other publications as appropriate. The Committee will establish procedures fro receiving publication proposals and shepherding them through the editorial process. The committee is responsible for depositing print publications at the ALA Store each ALA Conference and initiating marketing and advertising of its current publications. The MAGIRT membership brochure will be kept current with membership information in coordination with the Membership Committee and with a list of recent publications. Brochures will be provided to the Membership Committee and the Exhibits Coordinator and to the ALA Staff Liaison for distribution as needed.r

 

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