TownsWeb Archiving Blog

Getting stakeholder Buy-in for your digitisation project

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Archive digitisation projects can require a lot of resources – staff/volunteers, equipment, time, and of course financial resources. This is particularly true if you choose to carry out your project entirely in-house, but also to a lesser extent even if you partner with an external digitisation provider. So whichever way […]

TWA Digitisation Funding Grant 2016

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This year we are launching a funding stream to support archives and other heritage organisations in digitising their collections. Local authority archives, business archives, museums, galleries and libraries in the UK will all be eligible to apply for the grant funding. Details of the grant scheme and the application process […]

Digitising architectural plans for University of Arts London’s institutional memory project

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For the past nine months the University of the Arts London’s (UAL) Archives and Special Collections Centre has run an ‘Institutional Memory Project’. This was set up to survey, collect and capture (and digitise) UAL’s institutional memory – that is, the stories, facts, experiences, knowledge and concepts that have informed […]

Developing a successful HLF funding bid for your archive project: Essential tips

Claire Adler - HLF funding bid expert

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funds a vast array of projects. I’m exceedingly lucky as an HLF appointed Expert Advisor for Community and Learning, as I get to work on projects that are as diverse as the redevelopment of the National Maritime Museum and the development and delivery of the […]