TownsWeb Archiving Blog

Digitising the Microfilm collections of the National Army Museum

Army Museum microfilm reel

You might expect projects to digitise microfilm archives to be mainly the preserve of libraries and record offices. But in the spirit of Museums Week I wanted to share the story of a recent project to scan a historic collection held by the prestigious National Army Museum (NAM). NAM’s collections […]

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 […]

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 […]

Microfilm digitisation – Preserving a precious WW1 Roll of Honour

Bradford City's Roll of Honour Microfilm reels

With the World War One centenary fast approaching, microfilm digitisation by TownsWeb Archiving offered a Council in West Yorkshire the perfect way to share their Roll of Honour collection online and pay tribute to the soldiers from their area who served in the conflict. Remembering the Great War’s heroes The […]