We greatly appreciate digital
submissions of scanned product literature to add to our library.
It is our policy to credit all such submissions to the
contributor on the page they are published and the "What's New"
page. If you would like to make such a contribution, the
following contains guidelines for scanning and submitting these
First off, take a look at the
in our Library to
confirm that what you plan to submit has not already been
published on this site. We will take responsibility for
obtaining copyright clearance for any proprietary documents
before we publish it on our site.
To scan product literature, set the resolution on
your scanner to 150dpi and the output to 24bit or 16.7 million
colors. This gives the optimum balance between legibility and
file size. Higher resolutions result in large file sizes that
quickly eat up bandwidth and disk space. Lower resolutions
render footnotes and other small fonts illegible. Make sure that
any automatic cropping features are turned off. For HP scanners,
this means that you should ensure that the "View" menu is set to
"entire scanner bed". If this is not done, footnotes and
publication numbers that are usually printed on the extreme
edges of the document are often cut off. You will have to
manually set the scanning borders. It's
more work, but it ensures that no information is lost.
Set the file type to "jpg" and the quality to
high. We will further compress the images to save bandwidth when
published. However, this does result in a loss in quality and we
would like to maintain a separate offline library of the images
at their highest quality for archive purposes
Make sure you scan all pages of a document
including blank inside covers and back pages. This allows our
readers to printout and make a facsimile of the original
document in its original format if they wish. Further, document
ID's and copyright dates are often printed in small fonts in an
extreme corner of an otherwise blank page.
The easiest way to send images for publication on
this site is to use File Transfer Protocall (FTP). All current
browsers support FTP. The help files with your browser will
explain this and detailed information can be found on the web at
such sites as:
The public FTP account for Lansing Heritage is
password protected. You will have to contact me at the site
email address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to get the username and password. With this information, you can
type it into the address bar of your browser as follows:
With Microsoft Internet Explorer, click the
"Folder" icon on the toolbar once you have entered the site.
This opens up a folder pane to the left of the browser window.
The folder pane allows you to explore the contents of your hard
drive and our ftp site at the same time. At the bottom of this
pane will be a folder called "ftp.audioheritage.org". There
will be a couple of subfolders below this called "bin" and
"incoming" and. Go to the directory on your computer that
has the files you want to upload. Select these files and just
drag them to the subfolder of "ftp.audioheritage.org" called
"incoming". This will upload the files.
If you are using a dedicated FTP client like
WSFTP, the address is:
Again, you will have to contact me at the
site email address
to gain the username and password.
If this sounds too complicated, you can send your
submissions by email. Do not send scans directly to the site
mailbox, since it is not set up to handle large file sizes.
Instead, just send a notice to me at the
site mailbox to
get my personal email address. Unfortunately, the scourge of spammers
means that I have to keep this address off of the site. My inbox has a maximum
capacity of 5MB. To be safe, you should ensure that no
attachments are greater than 4MB. My mailbox is usually cleared
every 10 minutes. Therefore, if you are going to send a number
of 4MB emails, they will have to be spaced at least 10 minutes
apart in sending. Since it takes time for mail servers to
collect and send mail, you are best to allow 30 minutes between
large emails to prevent communication delays from bunching up
emails to less than a 10 minute spacing.
By following these instructions, you can help our
site grow and become an ever more valuable resource to the
community of Lansing fans.
Thanks in advance,