Flo Carr, Associate Director, Indigo speaks to Tom Bilson, Head of Digital Media at The Courtauld about the Digitisation Volunteer Project – the largest and most diverse public inclusion project The Courtauld has ever run.
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This is a ‘how to recruit, manage and support volunteers’ guide produced as part of the Digital Skills for Heritage’s Digital Volunteering programme. 1. Project background The Portland Museum houses a diverse and fascinating collection based on the themes of maritime history, quarrying and the Portland stone industry, dinosaurs and fossils, archaeology, folklore and local … Read more
While the pandemic crisis has eased and there is evidence of a rebound, the operating environment remains challenging for the museum sector. Art Fund draws key insights from their latest research. (May 2022) Art Fund is a Pioneer Sponsor of A New Adventure, AMA Conference 2022.
What implications and opportunities should we consider when using 3D scanning or printing to create 3D digital models from our collections?
1. Opportunities and challenges in using 3D technology Creating 3D models of cultural artefacts can help to foster learning and provide new ways of engaging with heritage. The process can also offer access to resources previously denied to audiences and can help preserve fragile items. Essentially there are two approaches to creating three dimensional assets: … Read more
1. Using online approaches to promote engagement When you are finding participants to contribute to any project, you can use online resources and engagement to make the process easier. This approach can be especially useful when developing an oral history project as you can have direct access to your contributors and participants. You should bear … Read more
How do I know which items in our collection I can share online? A guide to copyright and sharing your collection online
1. What is copyright? In the UK, copyright law is based primarily on the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) and subsequent revisions. Copyright is part of a group of ‘intellectual property rights’ which also includes trademarks, designs and patents, and confidential information. Related are moral rights and the database right. Copyright is an … Read more
As a medium-sized organisation with a valuable heritage archive, and possible brand identity too, how do you go about planning for the digitisation of your content? This guide seeks to offer some practical advice, points for consideration, and signpost some really informative resources to get you started. 1. The best place to start The motivation … Read more
Digitisation serves a range of purposes and offers many benefits for heritage archives. As a small organisation you may be wondering how you might plan and prepare for digitisation. Here we offer a concise guide on how to get started and what to consider. Where is the best place to start? Over recent months and … Read more
1. Introduction Most of us understand an archive as a place where our past is preserved, in collections of documents, pictures, films and sound recordings. Keeping a physical collection in an organised way, so that items can be easily retrieved, is the first step to creating access. Digitising a collection opens up new possibilities. In … Read more
Creating a digital archive might sound like a daunting prospect. Maybe you jump to thoughts of the cost of necessary equipment, or perhaps you’re worried about who the archiving process will fall to. Either way, we hope to demystify the process of creating a digital archive. 1. What are the benefits of creating a … Read more