TownsWeb Archiving Blog

Most-read Bereavement digitisation blog posts of 2016

Ryan Kyle - TownsWeb Archiviing

As we begin a fresh year, I thought it would be the ideal time to share five bereavement records digitisation blog posts that were most popular among your peers and colleagues during 2016. Whether it’s hearing how Winchcombe Cemetery saved their deteriorating historical plot maps and burial registers, or how Falmouth published their records […]

Case study: Digitising the National Holocaust Centre & Museum’s collection

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When the National Holocaust Centre and Museum (based in Newark, Nottinghamshire) decided to move forward with a large scale digitisation initiative in late 2015, TownsWeb was chosen as a partner on the project. Above image: Artists impression of the Kindertransport; item taken from the National Holocaust Centre & Museum The mission […]

ARA Digitising your Photographic Collections: event round-up

Adrian Autton of Westminster Archives presenting at Digitising your Photographic Collections

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of attending the Digitising your Photographic Collections event at Westminster Archive Centre, organised by Elspeth Millar and David Baldwin of the ARA’s section for Film, Sound, & Photography (FSPS). The aim of the training event was to share practical, real-world advice with archivists interested […]

Pre-digitisation Project Planning Tool (FREE download)

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When approaching external suppliers to partner with on a digitisation project, or preparing an application for funding, preparing as much information as possible about the collection(s) you want to digitise from minute one can really save time. Not to mention help to accurately forecast project timescales and provide accurate projected costs […]

Preparing cultural heritage materials to be Digitised

Preparing materials for digitisation

When it comes to any task, as the saying goes ‘preparation is key’ and this is never truer than when undertaking heritage digitisation projects. Although it can increase the lead time of a project, carrying out pre-digitisation checks and thoroughly preparing materials prior to digitising them is vital in producing […]

Introducing our NEW Digital Image Gallery

New Image Gallery from TownsWeb

For the first time, we have brought together images from the most unique & fascinating collections that our technicians have scanned in a new Image Gallery.

How to Digitise… Bound Book archives

How to Digitise Bound Books

Following the popularity of our How to Digitise Photograph Collections blog post, in the second of our “How to digitise…” series we share our best practice tips for scanning bound books. Our specialist technicians have digitised books of all shapes and sizes, from standard leather-bound volumes, to Guard books and […]