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Untitled photo, possibly related to: U.M.W.A. (United Mine Workers of America) official, Herrin, Illinois. General caption: Williamson County, Illinois once produced 11,000,000 tons of coal a year, and led the state in output.
Untitled photo, possibly related to: U.M.W.A. (United Mine Workers of America) official, Herrin, Illinois. General caption: Williamson County, Illinois once produced 11,000,000 tons of coal a year, and led the state in output.

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Positive Steps in Automated Negative Reconstruction: Computer Vision and Roy Stryker's FSA

SEPTEMBER 1 - NOVEMBER 7 
2ND FLOOR EXHIBIT CASES

This exhibit highlights Jeremy Moore's research building upon the work of the University of Connecticut's Michael Bennett to fill in missing visual image data in hole-punched United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) negatives. These are images in which the original 35mm negative was "killed" by punching a hole in the frame to denote it should not be printed. Moore used various digital tools to download almost 2,500 high-resolution negative scans from the Library of Congress before automatically locating and filling the black hole left by the hole punch. This exhibit includes a short history of Roy Stryker and the FSA and examples of attempts to reconstruct killed negatives. Exhibit produced by Digital & Web Services.

Alkek 2020 Vision

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Library Renovations: Alkek 2020 Vision

AUGUST 15 – 2019 
1ST AND 2ND FLOOR EXHIBIT CASES

 

The Alkek 2020 Vision is the plan for transforming the Albert B. Alkek Library into a place where the Texas State University community can do research, study, collaborate and also explore, create, discover and innovate. The $14.3 million renovation, which is expected to be complete by early 2020, will include major modifications to the library, applying the learning commons model of library design where technology and information resources come together to facilitate research, innovation and instruction. Visit our first floor display and take a look back at how far the library has come and the exciting new features being added through this project that is expected to begin later this fall. And check out our centrally located second floor display case for continuously updated video and images of the transformation.

 

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