In Memoriam, May 24, 1922 - April 19, 2012

Bernice Tinsley is remembered for the many & generous contributions she made to her family, friends, & community. This small, but precious digital archive is dedicated to the preservation of her memory through photographs & documents gathered from her estate & family records.


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  What is a Digital Image Archive?

A digital image archive is any collection of images and documents that are stored on either a computer, a hard drive, or a network. To achieve more valuable digital archiving, images and files must be organized with a particular methodology and structure. This makes finding and identifying resources a little easier for future visitors to the archive.

  What methodology does this digital archive use?

The Library of Congress, Encoded Archival Description, Version 2002, "a non-proprietary de facto standard for the encoding of finding aids for use in a networked (online) environment. Finding aids are inventories, indexes, or guides that are created by archival and manuscript repositories to provide information about specific collections. While the finding aids may vary somewhat in style, their common purpose is to provide detailed description of the content and intellectual organization of collections of archival materials. EAD allows the standardization of collection information in finding aids within and across repositories."

  How strictly do you follow your EAD methodology?

The content, images, and documents of this digital image archive are detailed through 7 primary tags/attributes, which underscore the value of EAD descriptors. These tags emphasize the Title, Abstract, Dimensions, Acquisition, Location, URI, and Publisher of each digital object. Additional tags/attributes may be added to a digital image if the need arises.

  Is there an archiving platform/software that this site uses?

Lucas Archives had every intention of utilizing one of many digital archiving softwares, including programs like Omeka, Greenstone, the Archivist's Toolkit, and Archon, before choosing a much more traditional method of creation. Rather than building on any Content Management System (CMS) or Digital Asset Manager (DAM), this site was hand coded through HTML and CSS, providing a less confined workspace for the archivist.

  How many digital images/records are currently in this collection?

As of July 26, 2012, this digital image archive contains 143 objects spread over 6 categories: 1971-1980, 1981-1990, 1991-2000, 2001-2012, The Tinsley Wedding (1984), Memorials & Dedications (2012). The expectation is that additional objects will be provided by friends and family members over the next several months and years as word spreads of the newly established archive.

  How can I contribute to this digital image archive?

Either visit Lucas Archives and choose 'contact' or simply email keywordseminole(at)gmail(dot)com.