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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:
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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.
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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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Post by maxgal » August 9th, 2020, 11:30 am

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Post by msfry » August 9th, 2020, 1:16 pm

Yes, we all check the claims board for projects needing covers if we have time to spare. I claimed this project this morning and will be glad to use one of your suggested pics.
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Post by maxgal » August 9th, 2020, 1:41 pm

Thank you!
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Post by TriciaG » August 11th, 2020, 6:44 am

An unusual sight, for a limited time: The home page librivox.org has 10 new releases, none of which have a cover displayed. :shock:

We've cataloged 56 books so far in August, so there are plenty of projects that need covers! I count 7 on the claims list that are open for claims right now.
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Post by schrm » August 11th, 2020, 7:12 am

TriciaG wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 6:44 am
An unusual sight, for a limited time: The home page librivox.org has 10 new releases, none of which have a cover displayed. :shock:

We've cataloged 56 books so far in August, so there are plenty of projects that need covers! I count 7 on the claims list that are open for claims right now.
thx for the hint!
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Post by maxgal » August 11th, 2020, 7:26 am

msfry wrote:
August 9th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Yes, we all check the claims board for projects needing covers if we have time to spare. I claimed this project this morning and will be glad to use one of your suggested pics.
O, I see it now!
It's gorgeous!
Thanks so much!
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Post by msfry » August 11th, 2020, 10:12 am

TriciaG wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 5:42 pm

What new cover art page? Have a link?

We didn't do anything, so whatever it is must be IA's doing.
I'm referring to the 1st link under the cover art on the LV catalog page, It used to be white bkg and pic smashed all the way top-left of page. Now it's centered and bkg is black. Much better display for our art. Now if only they would display the 5" x 5" image, our beautiful art would be properly showcased. But I bet hardly anyone ever clicks that link, or prints out our CD cases. No way to find out either, I bet.
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