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Archives, libraries, museums & digitisation survey 2016: the Winners

TownsWeb Archiving Digitisation survey 2016 - feat image

As you are probably aware, throughout May we have been conducting an online survey to gather information about archivists, librarians, and curators’ level of involvement with digitisation. And the response has been great… Thank you to the 100+ respondents! The survey closed at midnight last night and the results are […]

Brand Archives making the most of their digitised heritage

Brand Archives Making the most of their digitised collections

Diageo Archives: Image courtesy of Diageo Archives   As The National Archives notes, there are many rewards to be reaped from brands digitising their heritage collections. Opening up access for employees to rediscover the brand’s heritage and unlock the value held there, reducing travel costs, and generating revenue from the […]

Digitisation & Religious Archives – RAG 2016 review

Ryan Kyle - TownsWeb Archiviing

Digitisation and Religious Archives was the theme of this year’s Religious Archives Group (RAG) annual conference, which I was lucky enough to attend at a sun-drenched Canterbury Cathedral earlier this week. Led by head of Archives and Library at Canterbury Cathedral, Cressida Williams, the day-long event featured five knowledgeable and […]

Digitising Winchcombe Council Cemeteries’ plot maps & burial records

Gemma Cattell - TownsWeb Archiving

Like many local town councils, Winchcombe Town Council Cemetery (WTCC) holds a number of historical burial plot maps and Burial registers. But due to prolonged, frequent use the condition of the plot maps and burial registers was rapidly deteriorating. What’s more searching through the registers to find particular records, for […]