Kraus-Meyerhof Offprints

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Scope

The Kraus-Meyerhof Offprints digital collection includes indexes to journal articles, books chapters, and portions of larger works. Generally printed at the same time as the book or journal, offprints are printed for the author's use. The indexes from the Kraus-Meyerhof Offprints offer a comprehensive look at the articles and book chapters in the collection. Topics covered include Arabic literature, Islamic philosophy, Arab medicine, and Muslim scholarship.

Biographical Note

The offprints were originally collected by Paul Kraus, an Arabist born in Praugue in 1904. Kraus was educated in Europe and spent several years in Cairo and the Middle East before his death in 1944. The collected offprints feature scholarship authored by German opthamologist, author, medical historian Max Meyerhof. Dr. Max, as he was referred to by patients, was born in 1874 and died in 1945 in Cairo where he helped establish medical care in Egypt.

Provenance

The indexes to the Kraus-Meyerhof Offprints Collection were compiled sometime during the time ranging from the 1960s to the 1980s. During this time, the collection would have been held by Special Services in the Library or in the Creswell Library, precursors to the Rare Books and Special Collections Library.

The indexes of the Kraus-Meyerhof Offprints were digitized and described by the Rare Books and Special Collections Library in October 2012.

Capture Specifications

The Kraus-Meyerhoff Offprints were captured with an Epson GT-20000 scanner and edited using Adobe Photoshop CS4 and OmniPage Professional 18.

File Type Resolution Compression Dimensions Bit Depth Mode Format Edits Notes
Preservation master 800 ppi None Sized to match original, no magnification or reduction. 24 RGB image/tiff None Original scans.
Delivery master 800 ppi None Sized to match original, no magnification or reduction. 24 RGB image/tiff Cropping, color correction, image rotation. Images derived from original scans.
Delivery 150 ppi None Sized to match original, no magnification or reduction. 24 RGB application/PDF Cropping, color correction, image rotation. OCRed PDFs derived from delivery masters.

Follow the Epson Scan software settings below.

Mode Document Type Document Source Image Type Resolution Scale
Professional Mode Reflective Document Table 24-bit Color 800 dpi 100%

File Names

Indexes

Use the following formula to create file names for indexes:

SC-1000-01 - Volume-### - Index - ### _Page-#
  • SC-1000-01 refers to the Kraus-Meyerhoff Offprints Collection call number.
  • ### refers to the volume number.
  • Index refers to the item type.
  • ### refers to the item number.
  • Page-## refers to the page number.

Examples

SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Index-001_Page-1
SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Index-002_Page-2

Pamphlets

Use the following formula to create file names for pamphlets:

SC-1000-01 - Volume-### - Pamphlet-### -### _ Page-###
  • Volume-### refers to the volume number.
  • Pamplet-###refers to the pamphlet number.
  • ### refers to the item number.
  • Page-### refers to the page number. This may also be a label for the item, e.g. Front-Cover.

Examples

SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Pamphlet-001-001_Front-Cover
SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Pamphlet-001-002_Inside-Front-Cover
SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Pamphlet-001-003_Title-Page-Recto
SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Pamphlet-001-004_Title-Page-Verso
SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Pamphlet-001-005_Dedication-Recto
SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Pamphlet-001-006_Dedication-Verso
SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Pamphlet-001-007_Page-5
SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Pamphlet-001-008_Page-6
SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Pamphlet-001-009_Page-7
SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Pamphlet-001-010_Page-8

Directory Structure

Use the following hierarchy template to organize images:

  • Collection Title
    • File Type
      • Media Type
        • Volume or Pamphlet Number
          • Image

Example

  • Kraus-Meyerhoff Offprints
    • Preservation Master
      • SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Index
        • SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Index-001_Page-1.tif
        • SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Index-002_Page-2.tif
        • SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Index-002_Page-3.tif
      • SC-1000-01-Volume-054-Index
        • SC-1000-01-Volume-054-Index-001_Page-1.tif
        • SC-1000-01-Volume-054-Index-002_Page-2.tif
    • Delivery Master
      • SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Index
        • SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Index-001_Page-1.tif
        • SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Index-002_Page-2.tif
        • SC-1000-01-Volume-053-Index-002_Page-3.tif
      • SC-1000-01-Volume-054-Index
        • SC-1000-01-Volume-054-Index-001_Page-1.tif
        • SC-1000-01-Volume-054-Index-002_Page-2.tif

Metadata

Description

Field Name Scope Note Example Required
Title
  • Enter a brief but descriptive title in English.
  • Capitalize the first word of the title, and enter in lowercase all other words except proper nouns.
  • Do not include initial articles, unless an integral part of the title and/or provided by the creator as the true title. This allows the system to index by title alphabetically.
Julius Ruska, Travaux Mineurs
Alternative Title
  • Use for other titles the resource may be known by, alternate spellings, transliterations, MARC title statement, etc.
  • Capitalize the first word of the title, and enter in lowercase all other words except proper nouns.
  • Do not move initial articles to the end.
Kraus-Meyerhof Offprints volume 27
Collector
  • Enter a name from the Library of Congress Name Authority File[1].
  • If an authorized name is not found in the Library of Congress Name Authority File[1], create one based on AACR2 rules.
Kraus, Paul, 1904-1944
Compiler
  • Enter a name from the Library of Congress Name Authority File[1].
  • If an authorized name is not found in the Library of Congress Name Authority File[1], create one based on AACR2 rules.
American University in Cairo. Rare Books and Special Collections Library
Description
  • Enter supplemental descriptive information such as a free text summary.
  • End field with a period.
  • Avoid simply restating the title.
Index of offprints of the minor works of Julius Ruska.
Name
  • Use to record a person, family or corporate body that is the subject of the item being described. For example, enter the names of people pictured in a photograph in this field. Do not include the name of the creator unless he/she is also the subject of the item.
  • Refer to the list of approved Names below.
Ruska, Julius, 1867-1949
Topic
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings [1] should be used to record specific topical information about the image and its context to the collection. Additionally, when describing items that are graphic in nature, such as photographs, use Subjects.
  • Include terms for places such as in this field if the object being described relates directly to the location. For example, an aerial photograph of Luxor should include Luxor (Egypt) in this field.
  • Refer to the list of approved Topics below.
Middle East
Location
  • Look up terms in the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names[2].
  • List multiple entries separated by a semicolon in order of decreasing specificity.
  • Refer to the list of approved Locations below.
Middle East
Date Created
  • Format the date according ISO 8601 standard:
    • YYYY-MM-DD
    • YYYY-MM
    • YYYY
    • YYYY-YYYY
  • If the date is entirely unknown, do not enter text like “undated.” Instead, narrow the date to a date range, e.g. 1900-1999.
  • List multiple entries separated by a semicolon in chronological order.
1960-1989
Type
  • Enter the characteristic and general type of content of the resource.
  • Look up terms using the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Type Vocabulary[3].
  • Refer to the list of approved Types below.
Still Image; Text
Format
  • Enter Internet Media Type[4].
application/pdf
Extent
  • Enter dimensions of original in W x H unit or measurement, using the metric system (e.g. mm. or cm.) or digital image measurement (e.g. px.).
  • Abbreviate units, such as px. or mm. End each unit of measurement with a period.
  • Include the number of pages when applicable, in ### p. format. End p with a period.
16.6 x 21 cm.; 5 p.
Medium
  • Enter original format or medium information in this field.
  • Look up terms in the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus[5].
indexes (reference sources)
Language
  • Enter the ISO 639-1 Language Code[1] for items with linguistic content.
  • Leave this field blank if there is no linguistic content.
de; fr
Identifier
  • Enter a unique identifier.
  • The identifier should be the same as the directory and correspond with the physical collection.
SC-1000-01-Volume-027-Index
Collection
  • Enter the title of the digital collection to which the resource belongs.
Kraus-Meyerhof Offprints
Source
  • Enter the series, collection, repository, and institution.
  • Separate multiple entries with a semicolon and a space.
Kraus-Meyerhof Offprints Collection; Rare Books and Special Collections Library; American University in Cairo
License
  • Enter copyright information.
Copyright 2012, American University in Cairo. All rights reserved.
Access Rights
  • Enter permission and reproduction request information.
To inquire about permissions or reproductions, contact the Rare Books and Special Collections Library, The American University in Cairo at +20.2.2615.3676 or rbscl-ref@aucegypt.edu.

Workflow

Name/Label Scope Note Example Required
Date Entered
  • Enter the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format, that the metadata record is created.
2012-05-22
Date Reviewed-Curator
  • Enter the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format, that the metadata record is reviewed by the University Archivist.
2012-05-28
Date Reviewed-Archivist
  • Enter the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format, that the metadata record is reviewed by the RBSCL Digital Collections Archivist.
2012-05-31
Date Selected
  • Enter the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format, that the item is selected for inclusion in the digital collection.
2012-05-31
Date Uploaded
  • Enter the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format, that the item is uploaded to the RBSCDL.
2012-05-31

Controlled Vocabularies

Name

  • Avicenna, 980-1037
  • Jābir ibn Ḥayyān
  • Jacob, Georg, 1862-1937
  • Meyerhof, Max, 1874-1945
  • Ruska, Julius, 1867-1949
  • Schoy, Carl, 1877-1925

Topic

  • Acadia
  • Africa
  • Alchemy
  • Apocryphal books (Old Testament)
  • Arabic language
  • Arabic literature
  • Arabic poetry
  • Astronomy, Arab
  • Botany
  • Dialects
  • Geography, Arab
  • Greece
  • Greek language
  • History
  • Inscriptions, Arabic
  • Iran
  • Islam
  • Islamic art
  • Islamic law
  • Islamic modernism
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Ismailites
  • Koran
  • Mathematics, Arab
  • Medicine, Arab
  • Medicine, Greek and Roman
  • Middle Ages
  • Middle East
  • Middle East specialists
  • Miscellanea
  • Muslim scholars
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Physics
  • Sufism
  • Syria
  • Theology
  • Translating into Arabic
  • Turkish literature

Location

  • Acadia; Aroostook county; Maine; United States; North and Central America
  • Africa
  • Greece; Europe
  • Iran; Asia
  • Middle East
  • North Africa; Africa
  • Syria; Asia

Language

  • ar
  • de
  • en
  • es
  • fr
  • it
  • la
  • nl

Properties

Configuration of CONTENTdm collection and administrative fields. [6]

Collection Fields

Field name DC map Data type Large Search Hide Required Vocab
Title Title Text
Alternative Title Title-Alternative Text
Collector Contributors Text
Compiler Contributors Text
Description Description Text
Name Subject Text
Topic Subject Text
Location Coverage-Spatial Text
Date Created Date-Created Date
Type Type Text
Format Format Text
Extent Format-Extent Text
Medium Format-Medium Text
Language Language Text
Identifier Identifier Text
Collection Relation Text
Source Source Text
License Rights-License Text
Access Rights Rights-Access Rights Text

Administrative Fields

Field name DC map Data type Search Hide
Archival file None Text
OCLC number None Text
Date issued Date-issued Date
Date modified Date-modified Date
CONTENTdm number None Text
CONTENTdm file name None Text

Archive

Read Me

This directory contains preservation, delivery master, and delivery files for the Kraus-Meyerhof Offprints digital collection as well as descriptive metadata in Tab Separated Values files. The metadata is formatted for use in CONTENTdm. The indexes were digitized and described by the Rare Books and Special Collections Library in October 2012. The collection is publicly accessible in the Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library.

More information about the Kraus-Meyerhof Offprints digital collection is available on the AUCWiki at http://wiki.aucegypt.edu/index.php?title=Kraus-Meyerhof_Offprints.

Files and Directories

  • Delivery
  • Delivery Master
  • Preservation Master
  • ReadMe.txt
  • Kraus-Meyerhof Offprints Indexes Metadata.tsv

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Library of Congress Authorities
  2. Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
  3. Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Type Vocabulary
  4. Internet Media Types
  5. Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus
  6. CONTENTdm
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