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Post by TriciaG » July 15th, 2020, 6:20 am

Yeah. I also wonder if they're simply overwhelmed.

I'm now attempting to delete everything except my original jpg files to see if that will make the project page "normal". I'll come back later and upload my pdf files.

It seems to be going faster today.
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Post by TriciaG » July 15th, 2020, 3:54 pm

So, to close the circle on this one, for posterity. I removed the PDFs, and the page looked normal. Then I added them back in, and they showed as PDFs again.

Then I went into the metadata and changed "mediatype" from "text" to "audio." Voila. :roll:
Hatfields & McCoys sensationalist account: An American Vendetta
Jack London short stories: The Strength of the Strong
Mystery: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles

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Post by Leni » July 30th, 2020, 2:28 pm

Hello! Here I am again with suggestions of images for our talented cover artists for a project about to be cataloged: Memórias de Martha is the fictional memoirs of a poor laundry woman's daughter in 19th century Rio de Janeiro. Here are the suggestions:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Belmiro_de_Almeida_-_Amuada,_1906.jpg#/media/Ficheiro:Belmiro_de_Almeida_-_Amuada,_1906.jpg

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436174

Thanks! :)
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Post by msfry » July 30th, 2020, 5:16 pm

I love the new "cover art" page with the black background and artwork positioned in the middle. Did we do that, or IA? Now if only they would let us display it at 5" x 5", where the artistic details could be better appreciated.
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Post by annise » July 30th, 2020, 5:33 pm

Interesting choice - I'll claim it if I can but that's a bit in the laps of the gods . Anne

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Post by TriciaG » July 30th, 2020, 5:42 pm

msfry wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 5:16 pm
I love the new "cover art" page with the black background and artwork positioned in the middle. Did we do that, or IA? Now if only they would let us display it at 5" x 5", where the artistic details could be better appreciated.
Moved this to the chat thread.

What new cover art page? Have a link?

We didn't do anything, so whatever it is must be IA's doing.
Hatfields & McCoys sensationalist account: An American Vendetta
Jack London short stories: The Strength of the Strong
Mystery: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles

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Post by thestorygirl » July 31st, 2020, 12:08 am

Hi! I'm a little out of league here, and maybe everybody in Covermakers knows all about this stuff already, but just in case...
I've taken up Junk Journaling as a fun hobby and found a lot of free image resources that maybe you guys would also find useful. I'll just drop the link here:

https://compassandink.com/where-to-find-junk-journal-ephemera-and-printables-for-free/

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Post by Availle » July 31st, 2020, 2:23 am

thestorygirl wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 12:08 am
I've taken up Junk Journaling as a fun hobby ...
From that same link:
Making a Junk Journal Cover
Altered Book


Many people in the junk journaling community use old books they own to create their covers. They simple tear out the pages of the book, and use that as their cover.
:shock: :shock: :shock:

Other than this, I guess for once I've been ahead of the trend. For more than 25 years I've gathered loose paper and old single-sided printouts and put them together to make new "notebooks" for myself. At uni I used them for all the math exercises I had to do before an exam (*) and to print early stages of theses and papers, later at work I used them to scribble notes while thinking about stuff, and now I use them for drafts of things like the staff picks. There is no size limit either to the scraps I'm using, but I am probably a bit obsessed with paper. :D

They are more functional than pretty though, nothing my heirs would like to display on their mantel piece. :lol:

(*) The printing center at uni also bound misprints and sold them very cheaply as "draft" paper rather than throwing it out.
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