Remote Capture: Digitising Documentary Heritage in Challenging Locations - cover image

Book Series

Copyright

Jody Butterworth; Andrew Pearson; Patrick Sutherland; Adam Farquhar; Copyright of individual chapters is maintained by the chapter’s authors.

Published On

2018-04-16

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-473-2
Hardback978-1-78374-474-9
PDF978-1-78374-475-6
HTML978-1-80064-557-8
XML978-1-78374-613-2
EPUB978-1-78374-476-3
MOBI978-1-78374-477-0

Language

  • English

Print Length

192 pages (viii + 184)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 10 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.41" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 13 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.5" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback619g (21.83oz)
Hardback996g (35.13oz)

Media

Illustrations48
Tables4

OCLC Number

1037803538

LCCN

2019452733

BIC

  • AJG
  • GM
  • GP

BISAC

  • SOC019000
  • PHO007000
  • SOC024000
  • REF020000

LCC

  • Z701.3.C65

Keywords

  • scholarly digitisation project
  • guide
  • British Library
  • Endangered Archives Programme
  • EAP
  • archive digitisation
  • endangered archives
Thoth logoPowered by Thoth.

Remote Capture

Digitising Documentary Heritage in Challenging Locations

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.

Endorsements

The authors share first-hand experiences of digitisation in a wide variety of environments. This book contains invaluable practical guidance on how to expect the unexpected and deliver quality results in challenging situations.

Andreas Nef

Technical Lead, Docuteam GmbH and Digital Archive Consultant supporting Swisspeace and others in countries including Sierra Leone, Tunisia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Additional Resources

These resources will be updated by the British Library as appropriate.


[document]Digital Appendices

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

Table of 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

2. Equipment and skills for digitising in the field

3. Image standards

4. Collection care and document handling

5. A workflow for digitisation

6. On the ground

Conclusion

Further resources

Useful downloads

Other reading

Glossary

Index

Digital Appendices


Contributors

Patrick Sutherland

(editor)
Professor of Documentary Photography at University of the Arts London

Adam Farquhar

(editor)
Head of Digital Scholarship at British Library

Jody Butterworth

(editor)

Andrew Pearson

(editor)
Research Associate at Brunel University