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Beyond image capture – How to create a great Digital Archive

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When it comes to digitisation projects, image capture is only the first (and some would say the easiest!) stage of any new venture. One of the biggest challenges comes in making the digitised content accessible and discoverable for potential users. With 32% of digitised heritage collections being published online (eNumerate, 2015) […]

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

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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. […]

ARA publishes Volunteering in Archives report 2014

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The Archives & Records Association (ARA) has just published it’s latest research report, Volunteering in Archives 2014. The report, produced by Caroline Williams, looks at the profile, motivations, types of work undertaken, and benefits gained, of volunteers working with archive services and record offices across the UK and Ireland. The […]