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PW-50100-08Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesFolger Shakespeare Library admin by Trustees of Amherst CollegePicturing Shakespeare: A Digital Collection of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs5/1/2008 - 12/31/2010$350,000.00StephenC.Enniss   Folger Shakespeare Library admin by Trustees of Amherst CollegeWashingtonDC20003-1004USA2008British LiteratureHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access35000003500000

Creation of a searchable database and digital facsimiles for 10,000 items from the library's collection of Shakespeare and Shakespeare era images.

Picturing Shakespeare is a two-year project to create a searchable, browseable, and expandable database of 10,000 high-resolution digital images of prints, drawings, and photographs relating to Shakespeare and Shakespeare's era. The Folger Shakespeare Library holds the world?s largest collection of Shakespeare-related visual resources. Humanities scholars have drawn on this collection in person for decades using a card catalog. In today?s scholarly environment, however, users require off-site access to digitial surrogates and enhanced subject indexing. Picturing Shakespeare is designed for scholars, and also for teachers using images in the classroom and general users needing a picture library. Users will be able to access the database at no charge, download low-resolution images for free, or purchase high resolution images for reproduction. Users of the advanced features will additionally be able to save search results online as personal ?portfolios.?