3 Mar 2023 10:30 - 12:30 IT Training Room, University Library


Workshop Tutor: Maciej Pawlikowski, Head of Digital Content Unit, Cambridge University Library

This Methods Workshop will introduce advanced techniques used for the digitisation and preservation of archival material. The first workshop will introduce the following topics:

  • Copyrights and sensitive data considerations
  • Understanding Photography basics
  • Digitisation Imaging Standards
  • Scene and capture calibration
  • Image post-processing
  • Taking usable images in any conditions
  • Principles and Digital Preservation good practice

Completing the workshop will give participants a good understanding of archival photography best practices. You will gain a strong professional vocabulary to discuss imaging and a toolkit to assess image quality.

A second session, bookable separately, will focus on how to adopt those principles to the projects chosen by the participants. This will cover learning a practical approach to taking images fit for purpose in any conditions with available resources. It may also address any more advanced imaging topics such as image stitching, Optical Character Recognition, Multispectral Imaging, or photogrammetry if these are in the interest of the participants. It will also be an opportunity to visit the Digital Content Unit at Cambridge University Library.

Target audience: CDH Methods Workshops are open to staff and graduate students who want to learn and apply digital methods and use digital tools in their research.

Cambridge Digital Humanities

Tel: +44 1223 766886
Email enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk