Patrick Sutherland

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Page Range

pp. 41-92

Print Length

51 pages

2. Equipment and skills for digitising in the field

  • Patrick Sutherland (author)
Chapter 2 provides an overview of commonly used equipment, digital cameras and scanners, and brands that are integral to a digitisation project. This chapter provides a good deal of information to help get someone up to speed on what types of equipment are available, and the advantages and disadvantages of each type of equipment. The aim here is to offer a reference guide to help advance someone from the stages of planning purchases all the way to analyzing images and diagnosing common problems such as incorrect exposure. This chapter ends with considerations on how to transfer and store images: from scanners and their specifications to various data storage equipment such as SD cards and solid-state drives (SSDs).


Patrick Sutherland