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Folger Tooltips: Announcing Impos[i]tor

With today’s Tooltip, the Folger Shakespeare Library is proud to offer Impositor, an online tool to automatically arrange digital images from the collection into simulated impositions (the laying out of pages into the formes of printed sheets). Folio, quarto, octavo, duodecimo, and sextodecimo formats are available. Try it out and let us know what you think!

But first, a bit of background.

What online resources are missing for effective teaching of bibliography?


I think this is a fantastic tool, and I will certainly use it when I teach material bibliography to my undergrads next year! One option that I’d like is to be able to overlay chain lines onto the images. Is this possible? The direction of the chain lines can be really helpful for understanding and determining format.

Lindsey Eckert — December 7, 2011