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Beyond image capture – How to create a great Digital Archive

Beyond Image capture - digital archive symbol

When it comes to digitisation projects, image capture is only the first (and some would say the easiest!) stage of any new venture. One of the biggest challenges comes in making the digitised content accessible and discoverable for potential users. With 32% of digitised heritage collections being published online (eNumerate, 2015) […]

Free your Orphans: Managing orphan works risk in archives

Alison Cullingford - Free your Orphans

An archivist wants to share an image from their archives online. What are the implications of copyright law? The standard answer: either the image is out of copyright and can be used freely, or it is in copyright and can be used only if the rights are held by the […]

Digitisation planning for Museums: Cornwall Digital Network Group 2016

Casper Smithson - Digitisation Consultant

Last week I had the pleasure of delivering a presentation on digitisation planning for museums at the very first meeting of Cornwall Museums Partnership’s new Digital Network Group (CDNG). The presentation shared our best practice advice for museum archivists and collection managers…