T-Shirt Image DB Project
This will explain the T-shirt Image Database Project being done for the
Image Database class (ILS 603) taught Fall
semester 1995 at the University of Michigan's School
of Information and Library Studies.
During the first class session we will examine several dozen T-shirts
and decide what text fields we will need to describe a database of these
T-shirts on the WorldWide Web. During the first few weeks of the semester,
each student will each digitize and catalog 15 T-shirts as part of the
class project, (and by the end of the term, each student will digitize
and catalog 30 of them). Over the course of the semester we will return
to this database and use it as examples for various conceptual principles.
Search Engine information
Sample search engine and instructions for creating HTML form's for PERL
search engine for final projects
Access the Tshirt Database
Sep 29 Complete scanning and cataloging of first 15 Tshirts. (Best
to choose single-sided Tshirts with printing area smaller than legal-size
Oct 6 Recommended: experiment with cleaning, compresing, and thumbnails.
Oct 13 Recommended: Complete scanning and cataloging of second 15
Tshirts. (Choose at least one double-sided Tshirt and at least
one that won't fit on the flatbed scanner without piecing together.)
Oct 20 Complete cleaning, compresing, and thumbnails for first 15 Tshirts.
Nov 3 Complete cleaning, compresing, and thumbnails for second 15 Tshirts.
Other T-shirt databases on the WWW:
Photoshop tutorial Times
These session are elementary instruction in Photoshop; please
do not attend if you already have Photoshop experience. Both tutorials
will be on Wed Sept 27 in the DIAD Lab. Only 20 students can be accomodated
at each session. Sessions will run formally for about one hour, and you
will have another half hour for individual practice. The key things you
will need to learn are how to repair image blemishes and fading, and how
to patch together images from multiple Tshirt scans.
4:00-5:30 PM Note slight time change