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Title Remote capture : digitising documentary heritage in challenging locations / edited by Jody Butterworth, Andrew Pearson, Patrick Sutherland and Adam Farquhar
Published Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (192 pages) : 48 colour illustrations
Series Open field guides series, 2514-250X ; vol. 1
Open field guides series ; v. 1. 2514-250X
Contents List of figures -- List of tables -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements. A note on the text boxes ; Brands and manufacturers ; Digital resources -- Introduction. 1. Planning the project. Project design ; Calculating the budget -- 2. Equipment and skills for digitising in the field. Cameras and scanners ; The Digital SLR camera: a general introduction ; DSLRs: principles and settings ; Tripods, copy stands and remote controls ; Lighting and flash ; Copying glass plate negatives and transparencies ; Essential equipment and skills ; Practical advice for photography in the field ; Hard drives and data management ; Scanners -- 3. Image standards. Introduction ; Considerations ; Examples of good and bad images -- 4. Collection care and document handling. General considerations for safe handling of library material ;Dirty and dusty material ; Pictures and glass plate negatives ; Loose-leaf items ; Bound items ; Housing -- 5. A workflow for digitisation. Preparation ; Creation of the digital images ; Renaming and organising the digital images ; Developing and exporting the digital images ; Backing up ; Virus checking ; Cataloguing/creation of metadata -- 6. On the ground. Before departure ; Politics ; Local liaison and partnerships ; Managing expectations ; Communication ; Staff and their management ; Money ; Outreach and publicity -- Conclusion -- Further resources. Useful downloads ; Other reading ; Glossary -- Index -- Digital Appendices (available online at Digital Appendix 1. Practical Methods for Digitisation ; Digital Appendix 2. Using Electronic Flash ; Digital Appendix 3. Digitisation Process Notes ; Digital Appendix 4. Costed Equipment List
Summary "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."--Publisher's website
Notes Available through Open Book Publishers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 175) and index
Subject Archival materials -- Digitization -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Digital preservation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Historic preservation -- Technological innovations.
Photography -- Digital techniques -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Butterworth, Jody, editor
Farquhar, Adam, editor
Pearson, Andrew (Andrew F.), editor
Sutherland, Patrick, editor
Open Book Publishers, publisher
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