SHARE Museums East: A guide to digitisation

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Digitisation is now an increasingly important aspect of good collections management for any heritage organisation. It practices enable you to widen your audience reach through new technologies which allow you to engage with visitors both onsite and online. This step-by-step guide covers all aspects of digitising collections – from planning your project, to purchasing equipment and […]

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Partage Plus - Digitising Art Nouveau in 3D

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Starting in March 2012 and lasting for 24 months, the Partage Plus project digitised Art Nouveau objects, artworks, posters and buildings to create more than 75,000 items – including 2,000 3D models, of content for access through Europeana. Collections Trust, alongside a network of partners across Europe, researched art nouveau collections to open them up […]

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Smithsonian X3D

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The Smithsonian Instituion in Washington DC has worked in partnership with 3D technology company Autodesk to create ‘Smithsonian X3D’, driving new knowledge and innovation in 3D modelling applications for museums. Click on the link on this page to be taken to the Smithsonian X3D website.

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Digitisation: a simple guide for museums

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Creating digital replicas of collection items has become part of the core work of museums. Whether you’re looking to add images to your collections database, create beautiful online exhibitions or share images on social media, this guide provides practical information for museums on creating good images of their collections using a scanner or a digital […]

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Choosing the right Digitisation partner

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Embarking on a digitisation project is an exciting and challenging process, and it is a good idea to ensure that you choose the right partners to work with! There are many specialist digitisation providers on the commercial market, with varying degrees of understanding of the specific challenges of digitising heritage material. Always remember when choosing […]

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Creating your digitisation strategy

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Planning for Digitisation How you approach the planing of your digitisation work really depends on what kind of digitisation it is. If you are going to be running a time-limited project to digitise an identified part of your collection, then a specific Digitisation Plan will almost certainly meet your needs. If you’re going to be […]

Deciding to digitise

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How should your organisation approach deciding what to digitise? Time spent planning your digitisation project in advance will deliver significant benefits later in your project. This fact sheet, one of a series produced by JISC Digital Media, helps you take a practical approach to deciding what to digitise. Clicking the link on this page will allow […]

Digital benchmarks for the Culture Sector

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There is a lot of activity in museums about ‘going digital’ that it can make it confusing to know where to start. Our Digital Benchmarking Toolkit is a free, easy to use tool for auditing your museums digital skills, equipment, activity and needs. It is available as a free download and based on a simple […]

Managing the digitisation of library, archive and museum materials

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This leaflet from the National Preservation Office aims to introduce the library, archive and museum professional to the management of the digitisation process, of digitisation projects and of digital image archives. It covers the following issues: An introduction to digitisation Using a framework to develop a digitisation project Project justification – an examination of the […]

Photographing collection items

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In this first of a new series of instructional videos from Museums Australia Victoria, Peta Knott, Project Manager of Victorian Collections provides a simple and practical guide for small museums wishing to digitise items from their collections. Peta demonstrates how setting up a basic digitisation studio can be simple and affordable, and provides invaluable advice […]