TownsWeb Archiving Blog

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 […]

Digitising your Burial Records – an Essential Project Planning Guide

Ryan Kyle - Marketing Manager 2014

There are a number of reasons to digitise your burial records, from vastly speeding up satisfying enquiries by making them searchable, to simply preserving the records’ precious information in digital form in case the worst should happen. As a Cemetery or Bereavement Services Manager you may be well aware of […]

ARA Conference 2014 round up: “Survival of the Fittest”

Ryan Kyle - Marketing Manager 2014

We are back from exhibiting yesterday at another successful Archives & Records Association annual conference. This year’s event was held in the prestigious Gateshead Hilton Hotel in Newcastle, which, in addition to excellent food and a great conference space, offered spectacular views of the Tyne Bridge (pictured). ARA Keynote Talks […]

Identification, Cataloguing & Preservation seminar at The British Library

Paul Sugden

I would like to extend a huge thank you to The Film, Sound & Photography Section (FSPS) of the Archives and Records Association for inviting me to their training event held at the British Library yesterday evening. The event focussed on cataloguing and preserving photographic archives and was as enjoyable […]

Digitisation – the Future of the Past: TWA at the CILIP Rare Books Conference

Canterbury Cathedral - CILIP Rare Books event

TownsWeb Managing Director, Paul Sugden, has just returned from attending a very special digitisation themed Rare Books and Special Collections Conference 2013, organised by the Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals (CILIP). This year’s Conference, held at the historic Canterbury Cathedral, was entitled “The Future of the Past” and […]