Library Services & Technology Act
This project is supported by the Institute of Museums and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State
In 2002 we received a $5,600
grant to hire an intern (Ashley Howdeshell) to convert the data provide by the
Tombaugh's to PDF (adobe) & HTML files.
Ashley spent the last 13 weeks
converting the majority of the files and will return over winter break to
complete the conversion process.
The conversion process is
quite an ordeal. We receive the files in Microsoft Word for Macintosh. It is
then converted to Microsoft Word for IBM. When this conversion takes place most
of the formatting (indents, columns, pagination, indexing, etc.) is lost. So
hours are spent correcting these formatting issues. Once the formatting is
corrected in MS Word the file is converted to Adobe portable document file and
HTML. Most often some formatting is lost in the conversion to HTML and the
document must be manipulated again.
After all conversions are
complete the files are loaded onto the web server and made available to all