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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 – January 2017
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...
Museum projects to look out for in 2017

2017 will bring many exciting museum projects to fruition in the UK, from multi-million pound new builds, to restoration and conservation projects as well as the transformations of existing buildings. Here’s M+H Advisor’s top 10 projects to look out for in the year ahead.

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Rare 17th-Century Map Found Shoved Up a Chimney Is Restored

Physical maps may be disposable or obsolete today, but during the 17th century they were invaluable and prized documents. Naturally, it came as a bit of a shock when experts at the National Library of Scotland received a gift of a rare map by a well-known engraver that had been shoved up a chimney and forgotten for centuries.

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All of Human Knowledge Buried in a Salt Mine

Fearful of digital decay, a ceramicist wants to return data storage to a more lasting medium: clay.

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The Digitisation Workshop – 24th May 2017

Our digitisation workshops are for the libraries, archives and museums sector. Our main aim will be to show you an end to end digitisation process from capture through to online serving of the digitised content.

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A story about cellophane, sausage skins and movie film

It begins in 1975 in Germany. I was in my late teens when I set out to upgrade my film hobby from S8 film to 16mm; clearly not fully appreciating the equipment – and production costs – of that gauge.

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First draft of history: Computer analysis of 36m newspaper articles reveals untold story of Britain’s past

The sheer quantity of newsprint generated over the centuries means that reading anything more than a tiny fraction of that “first rough draft” is an impossibility for any historian seeking to polish it up into a more far-sighted narrative. Until now.

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How to Digitise your artwork – photography and scanning

As practicing artists in a digital age, we all know the importance of getting our work online, and we do so by uploading images to websites, blogs, online galleries and so on. Because of this, it is so important that we pay attention to the quality of the images we share.

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