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 […]

Museum of Army Chaplaincy archive digitised & published online

Army Chaplaincy site sent live

We’re excited to announce that The Museum of Army Chaplaincy’s Interview Record Card collection is now available to access online through a new, fully searchable digital archive. The Museum’s collection is completely unique and documents the fascinating history of The Royal Army Chaplain’s department – which was established in 1796 […]

Military Heritage Collections survey 2015

We recently conducted a survey of over 100 military museums and heritage collections in the UK, to build a picture of what proportion of military heritage collections have been digitised. We also wanted to explore what motivated military museums and archives that have digitised to do so, what barriers were […]

Beyond Digitisation – 3 Institutions making the most of their Digital Archives

Beyond digitisation feature

We offer a lot of guidance on this blog on the practical side of digitisation, the challenges particular analog media represent, and best practice advice to safely mitigate these challenges. But as you know, digitising your collection is only the first step in the process of creating a digital archive. […]

9th/12th Royal Lancers Museum online archive launched

9th/12th Royal Lancers archive image

  We’re excited to announce that the 9th/12th Royal Lancers Museum’s archives are now live and available to access online as a complete, searchable digital archive. The 9th/12th Royal Lancers regiment’s prestigious collections, which were digitised by TownsWeb Archiving, include regimental journals, medal photographs, and personnel records dating back as […]

Invaluable 9th/12th Royal Lancers Museum archives digitally preserved online

Digitised 9th/12th Royal Lancers emblem

The Museum of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers regiment, in partnership with TownsWeb Archiving, has digitally preserved a selection of heritage materials that tell the story of the iconic cavalry regiment’s history; including soldier records, regimental journals, medal records and photograph albums. A Regimental Legacy at Risk “With records dating from […]

VIDEO: Digitising Sandhursts precious archives with Dr Anthony Morton

Below you can hear Dr Anthony Morton, Curator of the prestigious Sandhurst Collection at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, explaining how our archive digitisation and web design services have helped the Academy publish its most important collections online. Background to the Sandhurst digitisation projects After initially digitising Sandhurst’s cadet registers […]

Sandhurst Military Academy offers online access to historic magazines and journals

Sandhurst archive image

With a heritage stretching back as far as 1812, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) has an incredibly rich and historic archive. Thanks to digitisation by TownsWeb Archiving and our PastView software’s subscription module, the Academy has recently made two of it’s most historically significant print collections available for researchers […]

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 […]

Electronic Army List 2012 now available

E-Army List 2012

TownsWeb Archiving is proud to announce that, for the third year running, it has exclusively published the Official Army List for Her Majesty’s Army Heritage Branch. The E-Army List 2012 Part I was produced by TownsWeb Archiving in electronic CD-ROM format and is available now. What does the E-Army List […]