We recently conducted a survey of over 100 military museums and heritage collections in the UK, to build a picture of what proportion of military heritage collections have been digitised. We also wanted to explore what motivated military museums and archives that have digitised to do so, what barriers were […]
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“The most significant barrier to digitisation [is] …lack of funding. Put simply, digitisation cannot happen without significant financial support, usually from an external body.” JISC Digitisation in the UK report, 2005. Even though the quote above is from a research report produced by JISC over nine years ago, lack of […]
The story of how DuraMap helped Liverpool City Council Cemeteries preserve it’s deteriorating historic cemetery map collection.
Our best practice Digitisation Project Planning for Libraries presentation, delivered at last week’s 2015 Historic Libraries Forum conference at UCL, is now available here.
Continuing the work of its previous annual Digitisation in Cultural Heritage surveys, eNumerate has published the findings of its latest digitisation study. To save you time, we’ve summarised the key takeaway points.
With digital preservation, and in particular the preservation of digital assets created by digitisation, very much a hot topic in the archives and libraries communities recently; we are being asked more and more frequently by clients which is the “best” image format to use. Of course the answer is almost […]
Outreach is a vital component of any archive or library service’s strategy, and this applies as much to digital archives created via digitisation as it does to physical ones. To us, the term broadly means carrying out a wide range of promotional activities to inform a potential user or visitor […]
We offer a lot of guidance on this blog on the practical side of digitisation, the challenges particular analog media represent, and best practice advice to safely mitigate these challenges. But as you know, digitising your collection is only the first step in the process of creating a digital archive. […]
Digitising historical newspaper archives is an excellent of way of making them more accessible to your target audience and preserving them for future generations. However deciding to digitise, what are often very large and fragile collections, can be a daunting prospect. So to help archivists and collection managers, below we’ve […]
Sefton Council Library Service has just launched a new digital archive website featuring over 1000 remarkable images from its 45,000 strong historical photograph collection. The digitised photographs in the archive span from the late 19th century, through WW1 and WW2, all the way up to the late 1980s: providing an […]