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Takeaways: Naomi Korn’s Copyright and Digitisation surgeries at the M+H Show

NK MH blog feat image

Last month I partnered with TownsWeb Archiving to offer free surgery sessions on their stand at the Museums + Heritage Show 2018. I offered slots where archives, museums and libraries planning digitisation projects could bring their queries and issues around copyright and get expert advice. It was really great to […]

DCDC16 Conference review: collections, connections, collaboration


Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities is an annual Archives, Libraries and Museums conference that is now in its fourth year. This was my second time at the event and, having only attended for one day last year, I managed to go to a lot more sessions this time around. Both times […]

TWA Digitisation Grant 2016 – Applications Closed

And so the applications deadline for the first ever TWA Digitisation Grant has now passed… The response to this grant has been phenomenal – with bids from over 80 of the most prestigious archives, museums, special collections libraries and galleries being submitted. Each and every one promised a fascinating and […]

TWA Digitisation Grant 2016 launched


This month marks the launch of our brand new TWA Digitisation Grant, a chance for you to get a helping hand in making that digitisation project you’ve had in mind a reality. Grant awards up to £4000 available The new fund will award grants of up to £4000 to archives, […]

Digitisation & Religious Archives – RAG 2016 review

Ryan Kyle - TownsWeb Archiviing

Digitisation and Religious Archives was the theme of this year’s Religious Archives Group (RAG) annual conference, which I was lucky enough to attend at a sun-drenched Canterbury Cathedral earlier this week. Led by head of Archives and Library at Canterbury Cathedral, Cressida Williams, the day-long event featured five knowledgeable and […]

10 Years of TownsWeb Archiving

Gemma Cattell - TownsWeb Archiving

Today we’re delighted to be celebrating a decade of digitising the UK’s cultural heritage – from irreplaceable historic collections of national museums and libraries, to prestigious brand archives, to the fonds of social history collections. Every collection we’ve had the good fortune to work with has been unique in its […]

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 […]

Digitisation planning for Museums: Cornwall Digital Network Group 2016

Casper Smithson - Digitisation Consultant

Last week I had the pleasure of delivering a presentation on digitisation planning for museums at the very first meeting of Cornwall Museums Partnership’s new Digital Network Group (CDNG). The presentation shared our best practice advice for museum archivists and collection managers…

Historic Libraries Forum 2015: Digitisation Planning presentation

Historic Libraries Forum digitisation planning presentation

Our best practice Digitisation Project Planning for Libraries presentation, delivered at last week’s 2015 Historic Libraries Forum conference at UCL, is now available here.

In the Picture – Making the most of images inside & outside your collection

Paul Sugden

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend our local CILIP Study Group’s workshop on making the best use of digital images in library collections, at CILIPs headquarters in London. As part of the day I got to hear from three people really pushing the envelope with the scope and innovation […]