Freely Usable Images From The Folger Shakespeare Library

Last Tuesday the Folger Shakespeare Library announced that almost 80,000 images in their Digital Image Collection can now be used under a Creative Commons license. The Library's digital collection, hosted through our LUNA software, is an amazing trove of documents that includes images relating to the Bard himself, as well as a massive amount of historic materials from the 1400s through the mid-1700s... 

Behind the Scenes: Adventures in Digitization

I am one of those children who grew up in the ‘90s with a computer-geek brother, myself dabbling with his Frankensteinian cast-offs. I can actually remember a time when there was no ubiquitous internet--although I also remember X-Files usenet groups. I coded Geocities web pages from scratch (dedicated to Harry Potter novels, of course) and my brother navigated me by way of text-based user interface to some mysterious server that had “Hakuna Matata” in every language imaginable...

Luna by the Numbers: Scanning in 2013

2013 marked our 21st year in business, and our scanning department was hard at work scanning everything from medieval manuscripts to underwear.  Here we take a look at the numbers...