After digitising three diverse collections for the University of Salford – Alexandra Mitchell tells us about their exciting plans for an accessible future!
Large building plans and drawings can be tricky for us to retrieve from the store and for researchers to handle. Coupled with the Covid-19 lockdowns it became important to us to think about how we could provide access in other ways. After receiving some internal funding we were able to get the plans digitized, which will really open up access and of course help to preserve the originals! I was impressed with how Townsweb were able to digitally stitch together the largest plans and complete the work to our tight deadline.