The images available in the Ringling Museum's Circus Herald Collection were part of a project to digitize, catalog, and provide optical character recognition (OCR) search capabilities for the heralds in the Museum’s collections.
Image file names are based on the object number assigned by the Circus Museum cataloger/ Registration Department. Digitization and processing of OCR were done by Backstage Library Works in 2008. The heralds were scanned at 400dpi. PDF files were made available for this PALMM project to provide optimum searchability and zoom capability in an appropriate file size.
Metadata for each image is pulled from a local database created by the staff of the Ringling Circus Museum. Dublin Core records for each image were created by Florida Center for Library Automation when the files were processed.