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Imaging & Archiving News is a monthly round up of the most interesting and informative articles we have come across in the last month plus a few of our own of course...
Imaging & Archiving News – November 2016
Imaging & Archiving News is a monthly round up of the most interesting and informative articles we have come across in the last month plus a few of our own of course...
The First Known Depiction of a Witch on a Broomstick

The visual of the witch on a broomstick is so ubiquitous as to be benign. Before the Wicked Witch of the West or Harry Potter took flight on the spindly cleaning tool, the image first appeared in the 15th century.

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How is Germany protecting its cultural heritage from war and natural disasters? – Microfilm, of course!

The entire complex is buried under 400 meters of rock and is intended to survive a nuclear war. It is estimated that its contents should survive for at least 500 years without any serious damage, neither war, natural disaster nor water, dust or fluctuation in temperature can harm or damage the cultural assets.

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Be an Archive Detective

Every year the Archive catalogues around 100,000 items. However there are a small proportion we aren't able to identify for a variety of reasons. We need your help to solve these mysteries.

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Unseen documents revealed on new website dedicated to TS Eliot

A digital trove of letters, essays and photographs disclose the Nobel laureate’s views on detective fiction, poetry publishing – and his ‘dread’ of the US

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Culture in Transit Toolkit Now Available!

The Toolkit mirrors our main areas of work; there is a section devoted to community engagement and digitization events, a section dedicated to working with small cultural heritage institutions to digitize archival collections and a section on equipment – the link that united our project together to enable us to undertake different forms of digitization work but with the same mobile digitization workstations.

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Newly digitised archive sheds light on 19th-century astronomical phenomenon

This month sees the launch of a new collection on the Cambridge Digital Library, drawing on Cambridge University Library archives and the private collection of Dr Charlotte Tupman to give a vivid account of the British expeditions of 1874 to observe the rare astronomical phenomenon of the transit of Venus.

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Digital imagery reveals secrets of 800-year-old 'royal' book

A lavishly illustrated medieval book which once belonged to King Henry VIII was not created for the royal elite but was actually a tool for teaching, new digitally enhanced photography has confirmed.

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The world's knowledge is being buried in a salt mine

The Memory of Mankind project aims to save our most precious documents from an apocalypse – by burying microscopic engravings in an Austrian salt mine.

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