Remote Capture

Digitising Documentary Heritage in Challenging Locations

by Jody Butterworth, Andrew Pearson, Patrick Sutherland, Adam Farquhar

Remote Capture

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Book Description

This is a must-read how-to guide if you are planning to embark on a scholarly digitisation project. Tailored to the specifications of the British Library's EAP (Endangered Archives Programme) projects, it is full of sound, practical advice about planning and carrying out a successful digitisation project in potentially challenging conditions.

From establishing the scope of the project, via practical considerations about equipment, work routines, staffing, and negotiating local politics, to backing up your data and successfully completing your work, Remote Capture walks you through every stage. Bursting with helpful hints, advice and experiences from people who have completed projects everywhere around the globe from Latin America to Africa to Asia, this book offers a taste of the challenges you might encounter and the best ways to find solutions.

With a particular focus on the process of digitisation, whether using a camera or a scanner, Remote Capture is invaluable reading for anybody considering such a project. It will be particularly useful to those who apply for an EAP grant, but the advice in these pages is necessary for anyone wondering how to go about digitising an archive.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Remote Capture ebook for free in PDF format (8.1 MB).

Table of Contents

Chpater 1
Planning the project
Chpater 2
Equipment and skills for digitising in the field
Chpater 3
Image standards
Chpater 4
Collection care and document handling
Chpater 5
A workflow for digitisation
Chpater 6
On the ground

Book Details

Subject
Sociology and Social Sciences
Publisher
Open Book Publishers
Published
2018
Pages
194
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781783744732
ISBN10
1783744731
ISBN13 Digital
9781783744756
ISBN10 Digital
1783744758
PDF Size
8.1 MB
License
CC BY

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