October 3, 2012

Hands of employees. 

From the front matter of Apollodorus: The Library (1921) and p. 254 of History of the Library of Congress: 1800-1864, v. 1, by William Dawson Johnston (1904).

September 5, 2012

Employee’s hand accompanies text in select spreads.

From the front and back matter of Expositio Magistri Petri Tartareti Super Sumulas Petri Hispani by Petrus Tartaretus and Johannes Duns Scotus (1504). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized April 18, 2012.

August 21, 2012
Employee’s hand, distorted. 
From the front matter of The Accomplished Tutor: or, Complete System of Liberal Education by Thomas Hodson (1805). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized October 10, 2005.

Employee’s hand, distorted. 

From the front matter of The Accomplished Tutor: or, Complete System of Liberal Education by Thomas Hodson (1805). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized October 10, 2005.

July 12, 2012
Turning pages.
From p. 328-29 (?) of Animal Life and Intelligence by Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1891). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Turning pages.

From p. 328-29 (?) of Animal Life and Intelligence by Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1891). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

July 10, 2012

Extreme warping. Submitted via e-mail by Alistair Ian Blythe.

Throughout Ignis Inferni Proprius, Non Metaphoricus by Christoph Sonntag and Jacob Steinhäußer (1700). Original from la Biblioteca Bavareză de Stat. Digitized December 13, 2011.  

June 29, 2012
A (married) employee holds the book down by the gutter.
From the back matter of Summer: A Novel by Edith Wharton (1917). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 16, 2007.

A (married) employee holds the book down by the gutter.

From the back matter of Summer: A Novel by Edith Wharton (1917). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 16, 2007.

June 11, 2012
An employee’s hands in high contrast black and white.
From the front matter of Gleams on the Font: A Selection of Hymns and Poems Illustrating the Services of Baptism and Confirmation (1861). Original from Oxford University. Digitized October 25, 2006.

An employee’s hands in high contrast black and white.

From the front matter of Gleams on the Font: A Selection of Hymns and Poems Illustrating the Services of Baptism and Confirmation (1861). Original from Oxford University. Digitized October 25, 2006.

May 30, 2012
Page with Lane Medical Library bookplate turned by ethereal hands.
From the front matter of Diseases of Hair by Benjamin Godfrey (1872). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Page with Lane Medical Library bookplate turned by ethereal hands.

From the front matter of Diseases of Hair by Benjamin Godfrey (1872). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

May 29, 2012
An employee’s finger and ring distorted by movement.
From p. li (?) of The Sia by Matilda Coxe Stevenson (1894). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

An employee’s finger and ring distorted by movement.

From p. li (?) of The Sia by Matilda Coxe Stevenson (1894). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

May 22, 2012

Employee holds in paper ephemera.

From the front matter of Newspaper Accounts by Benjamin T. Norton (1895). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized October 26, 2007.

May 11, 2012

Employee’s hands, with blue veins and distortion.

From Wild Flowers: or, Pastoral and Local Poetry by Robert Bloomfield (1806). Original from Ghent University. Digitized June 22, 2011.

May 11, 2012

Employee’s hand with significant distortion and imperfect, reaching autocorrect.

From various pages of An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean by George Keate and Henry Wilson (1788). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 27, 2007.

May 11, 2012

"Apparently the front and back cover of the book." An employee with orange nail polish and a cut on the ring finger.

Discovered by karinotsuka of John Crooks’s UC Irvine course Digital Media: Current Directions (Arts 12 of Google Books).

From The Beaux Strategem: A Comedy by Geroge Farquhar (1791). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized September 27, 2011.

May 10, 2012
The shadow of a hand dissolves the link to page 84. 
From the table of contents to The Collapse of Capitalism by Herman Cahn (1919). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 5, 2008.

The shadow of a hand dissolves the link to page 84. 

From the table of contents to The Collapse of Capitalism by Herman Cahn (1919). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 5, 2008.

April 9, 2012
"Poor scanning renders the page completely illegible and results in a kind of chaotic textual whirlpool."
Submitted by Chris Hawley, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading.
From p. 12 and 13 (?) of Rules of Poker (1882). Original from Oxford University. Digitized August 2, 2006.

"Poor scanning renders the page completely illegible and results in a kind of chaotic textual whirlpool."

Submitted by Chris Hawley, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading.

From p. 12 and 13 (?) of Rules of Poker (1882). Original from Oxford University. Digitized August 2, 2006.