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Crowdfunding cultural heritage digitisation: the Peter Mackay archive project

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At a time when heritage budgets are being stretched and competition for grants and awards is fierce, crowdfunding provides an additional alternative way of obtaining support for cataloguing and digitising your collections. At Stirling University Archives, between November 2016 and January 2017 we were able to raise £8100 via crowdfunding […]

TWA Digitisation Grant winners featured in February ARC magazine

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I’m delighted to share that an article about our TWA Digitisation Grant 2016 is featured in this month’s Film, Sound & Photography special edition of ARC magazine. The article shares our motivations and thinking behind launching the Digitisation Grant, as well as the core criteria our judges used to assess […]

Case study: Creating an accessible virtual archive for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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The vast archive of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) spans over 150 years in scope and is of National importance. So we were privileged to be selected by the Institution to build a Virtual Archive portal and publish their prestigious holdings online. Above image: Napier Deltic engine, final gear […]