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Workflows for digitising glass plate negatives: Scanner vs DSLR camera

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Back in 2015 we wrote our how to digitise glass plate negatives guide, where we offer our advice and best practice tips for digitising glass plate collections. In the guide we referenced that there are two main workflows for digitising glass plates: one, using a flatbed scanner to scan them; […]

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 […]

How to Digitise… Glass Plate Negatives

How to Digitise Glass Plate Negatives

Glass plate negatives are one of the most fragile mediums that archivists and holders of special collections work with, and digitising glass plates requires a special level of care and attention. Due to their extreme fragility, digitisation is often the only way to enable access to the content of heritage […]