Austin Mitchell Kramer, Comparative Religion
Virtual Collections from Asia and Beyond
Despite my status as an undergraduate, I have independently undertaken extensive research in Asia and beyond. One result of this has been a documentary photographic archive of many facets of world cultures that are poorly studied and under documented (such as Islam in China, or Laoation Imperial Architecture). At the behest of Professor Brannon Wheeler, I have undertaken an independent study project to catalouge all these images, as well as document the items I have brought back with me as well. I have digitaly catolouged the items using a digital camera and my own computers, but I need special equipment to digitize the 35mm negatives. After a long search, your center was recomended to me. I will need to scan between 30 and 100 roles of film, depending mostly on time. I hope to burn the images onto CD, where I can organize them using a web-site interface and anotate them to explain the significance of them to the fields of Art History and Comparative Religion. Once on a finished CD, my plan is to donate copies of these digital archives to whichever UW departments would like them.