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Books & Bytes New Years Double Issue[edit]

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Happy New Year, and welcome to a special double issue of Books & Bytes. We've included a retrospective on the changes and progress TWL has seen over the last year, the results of the survey TWL participants completed in December, some of our plans for the future, a second interview with a Wiki Love Libraries coordinator, and more. Here's to 2014 being a year of expansion and innovation for TWL!

The Wikipedia Library completed the first 6 months of its Individual Engagement grant last week. Here's where we are and what we've done:
Increased access to sources: 1500 editors signed up for 3700 free accounts, individually worth over $500,000, with usage increases of 400-600%
Deep networking: Built relationships with Credo, HighBeam, Questia, JSTOR, Cochrane, LexisNexis, EBSCO, New York Times, and OCLC
New pilot projects: Started the Wikipedia Visiting Scholar project to empower university-affiliated Wikipedia researchers
Developed community: Created portal connecting 250 newsletter recipients, 30 library members, 3 volunteer coordinators, and 2 part-time contractors
Tech scoped: Spec'd out a reference tool for linking to full-text sources and established a basis for OAuth integration
Broad outreach: Wrote a feature article for Library Journal's The Digital Shift; presenting at the American Library Association annual meeting
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The Signpost: 17 June 2015[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CXI, June 2015[edit]

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Converting DLA/DOD five-digit color codes into RGB values[edit]

Howdy! How do you read the five-digit color codes found on DOD/DLA PDFs and convert them into RGB (or hex/PMS) values? – Illegitimate Barrister (talkcontribs), 04:50, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

I found a resource somewhere in the ether of the interwebs that converted the cable color codes to the PMS colors. I am at work at the moment and if I remember that resource is blocked from here. I will see if I can find it for you later today. BTW, nice job on the PNG --> SVG conversions. I could never figure out how to do the SVG nicely. EricSerge (talk) 13:30, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I left you a message on the 'V' device talkpage; need some clarification on some details. – Illegitimate Barrister (talkcontribs), 19:24, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
@Illegitimate Barrister: here is what I have been using: [1]. EricSerge (talk) 15:27, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Odd, I used that as a basis and followed the DLA's specifications in making this ribbon, but the end result looks all wrong for some reason. Don't know why that is, since that page's colors and the DLA specs look great for other ribbons. Perhaps the manufacturers have just been making them wrong all this time. – Illegitimate Barrister (talkcontribs), 20:40, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Yeah that doesn't look right at all. When you look at the streamer dimensions below they match what you typically see for the ribbon. That's odd how out of whack the spec sheet is to what is actually produced. EricSerge (talk) 21:59, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Okay, I used the streamer's dimensions and it looks much better, more like the ones in photographs. However, the shade of gold looks really weird, even though it's what's prescribed on the specs sheet. I suppose when seen in person, printed on fabric with light shining on it, it'll probably look different from what it'd look like on an LCD monitor. – Illegitimate Barrister (talkcontribs), 02:32, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
There is color shift due to lighting and the Moiré patterning. Perhaps the conversion sheet is off? If you search Wikipedia you find Old gold and by the RGB you come up with this: [2]. That looks closer to reality. EricSerge (talk) 02:41, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
Hmm, the color page you linked to me says Old Gold is PMS 871. I put PMS 871 onto the official Pantone website and it gives me this, which is what I'm using in the SVG. – Illegitimate Barrister (talkcontribs), 02:44, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
I got PMS 871 when I looked on that sheet. However, I see that if you search for "Old gold" on pantone, it comes up with two different colors: [3] [4]. So much for color being a science? EricSerge (talk) 02:51, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
Oops, that was a typo. Meant to say PMS 871, not 539. Anyway, I used the "Federal Standard" system's number given on that page and it looks much closer to the real thing. I guess the page might have its PMS number out of whack. I wish I could say that's the end of it, but different webpages are giving me different shades of gold for the same Federal Standard color number. For example, this and this are the same FS595 number, but have different RGB values. From what I hear, there's no way to 100% accurately convert FS-595 to RGB? If that's the case, then I'll just pick one of the RGB values and run with it. – Illegitimate Barrister (talkcontribs), 03:07, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXI, March 2017[edit]

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Books and Bytes - Issue 21[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXII, April 2017[edit]

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