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Case study: Creating an accessible virtual archive for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers


The vast archive of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) spans over 150 years in scope and is of National importance. So we were privileged to be selected by the Institution to build a Virtual Archive portal and publish their prestigious holdings online. Above image: Napier Deltic engine, final gear […]

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 […]

TownsWeb Digitisation projects featured in Who Do You Think You Are? magazine

WDYTYA feature

We are delighted to announce that several of our heritage digitisation and archive website projects have been featured in the January edition of Who Do You Think You Are? magazine.

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. […]

Sefton Looking Back photographic digital archive launched online

Sefton Looking Back digital archive - record

Sefton Council Library Service has just launched a new digital archive website featuring over 1000 remarkable images from its 45,000 strong historical photograph collection. The digitised photographs in the archive span from the late 19th century, through WW1 and WW2, all the way up to the late 1980s: providing an […]

Digitisation project with the National Jazz Archive featured in ARC magazine

National Jazz Archive digitisation project feat image

We are delighted to share that The Story of British Jazz digitisation project, in which TownsWeb Archiving partnered with the National Jazz Archive (NJA) to digitise and publish online the Archives unique jazz and blues collections, has been featured in May’s issue of ARC magazine. Opening up the National Jazz […]

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 […]

Planning Digitisation Projects – Best Practice Tips

Planning Digitisation Projects - best practice tips

Managing a digitisation project, especially a large-scale one, can be daunting. But thorough planning beforehand can go a long way to avoiding potential problems, achieving the best quality outputs, and ensuring the project is a success. Having worked with over 400 archivists, record managers, and curators, on all manner of […]

VIDEO: Merton Memories – Publishing 100 years of visual history online

Sarah Gould - Merton Heritage

“100 years of history in 15,000 photos” That’s the tagline chosen for the Merton Memories digital archiving project that we have recently completed in partnership with Merton Library & Heritage Service, and it perfectly sums up both the scale and importance of the project. Below you can watch an interview […]

TWA at the Museums+Heritage Show 2014

Ryan Kyle - Marketing Mgr

We’re back from a very busy two days exhibiting at the Museums + Heritage Show 2014! Our Digitisation Consultants Simon and Calum attended the Show, and had a non-stop two days catching up with our most important clients from the cultural heritage sector: sharing the latest developments in our digitisation […]