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by marc
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12015

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

So, how's it all going? I want to see pictures. Are there any hurricane related problems?

Marc
by marc
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Shoe concealments
Replies: 54
Views: 3873

Re: Shoe concealments

Chris,

Is there a way to download materials from your page without having to resort to Facebook?
by marc
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Shoe concealments
Replies: 54
Views: 3873

Re: Shoe concealments

<t>Since my name’s popped up on this, I’ll toss in my two cents – yes, I’m skeptical. My problem isn't that there are ritual appearing concealments (of shoes and other things as well as shoes). There are clearly some concealments that have some ritual purpose. <br/> <br/> I know builders in this are...
by marc
Sat May 21, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Shoe concealments
Replies: 54
Views: 3873

Re: Shoe concealments

<t>Al, the Nazi thing is only recorded in a novel. I don't believe it's ever been proven. <br/> <br/> Our major problem here is that we don't have enough data, and so really need to avoid drawing massive conclusions. We have no data on all, or even most, concealments of stuff in walls, of which shoe...
by marc
Mon May 09, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Origins of the Heel
Replies: 145
Views: 19904

Re: Origins of the Heel

I can tell you from experience with walking in medieval style shoes that the most effective gait is the same one you use walking barefooted. That is, to place the heel on the ground (not stomping it as with modern heels), the weight shifting to the front joints then pushing off. Most of the energy i...
by marc
Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Books, Manuals, Publications
Replies: 362
Views: 13977

Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

<t>Frank, <br/> <br/> Thank you, and there have been a lot of people behind this. <br/> <br/> Bruce, <br/> <br/> The in and out tables for when this or that come out of copyright are really annoyingly complicated, but a good rule of thumb is if it was published pre-1923 (in the US), the answer is it...
by marc
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Books, Manuals, Publications
Replies: 362
Views: 13977

Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

BTW, as long as I'm here this morning, if people want to see the new re-cataloging job on the guild library, go to http://www.lib.utulsa.edu/ and do a subject search for "Honourable Cordwainers Company library". The cataloger is getting to them as quickly as she can, and still get the rest of her wo...
by marc
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Books, Manuals, Publications
Replies: 362
Views: 13977

Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

Marlietta, Didn't you mean to say "since they are not in the public domain"? - although a quick look through the shoemaking books revealed nothing but PD books. It is perfectly hunky dory to scan and sell copies of books in the Public Domain. It is illegal to copy and sell copies of materials that a...
by marc
Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12015

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

I've gotten the last of my pictures uploaded.
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Again, click through to http://www.flickr.com/photos/imarcc/

I'll be making all of them available for download (hint: Al & DW)

And definitely a fun time.
by marc
Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Books, Manuals, Publications
Replies: 362
Views: 13977

Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

Just to let folks know, I have just posted the announcement about the guild library to the special collections blog at http://orgs.utulsa.edu/spcol/

The department cataloger took the first handful of the books off to be cataloged this morning.

Marc
by marc
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12015

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

I should get the rest of the pictures uploaded tomorrow. I'm sorry we didn't get to see you this year, Nasser. However, for breakfast this morning: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5205297&l=c787fc911b&id=607359823 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5205294&l=ca4b8ae7b6&id=607359823 http://w...
by marc
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12015

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

I've started posting pictures from the AGM. Click through on the image/link to see this evening's.

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Marc
by marc
Sun May 09, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Books, Manuals, Publications
Replies: 362
Views: 13977

Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

Digitization is done in three stages: Image Capture, Clean up/OCR work, and metadata. Image Capture is fairly straight forward and is performed either with a scanner or a digital camera. MINIMUM SCANNING GUIDELINES “Master files” are intended to be archival-quality digital images. These files used t...
by marc
Sun May 09, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Books, Manuals, Publications
Replies: 362
Views: 13977

Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

<t>Rick - I'm a believer in digitization -- I just have a responsibility to you guys, to the old dead guys, and to the materials, to a) not put potentially irreplaceable materials at risk for damage and loss, and b) not put the HCC at risk for legal problems (and as far as I'm concerned, in that ord...
by marc
Sun May 09, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Books, Manuals, Publications
Replies: 362
Views: 13977

Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

There is an old phrase "Don't make the best the enemy of the good." At work, we have a huge backlog of uncataloged materials that are doing no one any good, since no one knows we even have them. The level of cataloging procedures that have developed to properly catalog rare books and manuscripts is ...
by marc
Thu May 06, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Books, Manuals, Publications
Replies: 362
Views: 13977

Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

<t>Tell you what, I have a couple of books in the Garbin materials that are actually already photocopies of out of copyright material. I can zip those through the scanner this afternoon, post them to DW, and you all can compare for yourselves with the stuff he's done,or my copy of Rees on my web sit...
by marc
Thu May 06, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Books, Manuals, Publications
Replies: 362
Views: 13977

Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

Digitization is not free. The last estimates we had for professional scanning/image capture and conversion (OCR work, cleaning up of images, etc.) were a minimum of $1 a page. This does not include the price of housing and maintaining (which requires among other things, perpetual refreshing of the d...
by marc
Wed May 05, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Books, Manuals, Publications
Replies: 362
Views: 13977

Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

If you want to see the actual pieces, they are in Oklahoma (Special Collections, McFarlin Library, University of Tulsa). I do not handle the reprints though.
by marc
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Books, Manuals, Publications
Replies: 362
Views: 13977

Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

BOOK REVIEW Saguto, D. A. and François A de Garsault. M. de Garsault’s 1767 the art of the shoemaker, an annotated translation . Williamsburg, VA: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, in association with Texas Tech University Press, 2008. It is always exciting to me when I receive a book I have bee...
by marc
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Medieval Lasts
Replies: 50
Views: 4436

Re: Medieval Lasts

Nice job, Lee.
by marc
Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Medieval Lasts
Replies: 50
Views: 4436

Re: Medieval Lasts

I'm sorry, Lee, I'm having some trouble seeing the images on that site.

Marc
by marc
Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12015

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

Rob, thank you for that. Gorgeous pictures (except for those with me in them). I'm sorry I had to miss that.
by marc
Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Tools
Replies: 106
Views: 4977

Re: Tools

<t>Alasdair, <br/> <br/> A sewing awl is the bent (what most people will want to call a curved) awl, or an awl used for things like closing. <br/> <br/> A stitching awl goes through the leather from grain to flesh. Usually straight. <br/> <br/> There is a sort of awl, usually actually curved, with a...
by marc
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12015

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

I've uploaded a batch to Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imarcc ). Note, if you search for HCC or AGM on the tags, there are also pictures from last year and a couple of years ago in Delavan.
by marc
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12015

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

I took almost 300 pictures Friday night and Saturday, and I will only be posting the ones that are worth looking at, hopefully tonight. Since no one was up when I left Sunday morning, I got no usable pictures then ...