Digitisation for @ww2poster

digitisationA major part of the project is a database filled with poster images. There are various issues involved with, for instance, scanning and retrieving images, particularly working within the restrictions of a business application database, in this case Access 97.

  • Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS)
    The AHDS is an executive organisation that works within the UK to collect, preserve and promote the electronic resources which result from research and teaching in the arts and humanities. It encourages research and educational use of its collections and makes information about them available through online catalogues. It seeks to identify and promote shared standards, both online and through training courses, in order to facilitiate the exchange of digital information. It consists of:

  • Technical Advisory Service for Images (TASI)
    TASI is a service that has been set up to provide advice and guidance to the Further and Higher Education community on the issues of creating, delivering and using digital images together with managing digitisation projects.
  • The Association for History and Computing (AHC)
    Formed in 1986, the Association for History and Computing is an international organisation which aims to promote and develop interest in the use of computers in all types of historical study at every level, in both teaching and research.
  • New Opportunities Fund: Technical Advisory Service
    The nof-digitise Technical Standards and Guidelines set out how digitisation should be undertaken in NOF funded projects. These are intended to provide guidance rather than the only solution to issues.
  • ALG: Australian Digitisation Projects
    A service that aims to record and make accessible information about digitisation projects undertaken by Australian cultural organisations.It promotes and supports those working on digitisation projects, particularly the sharing of expertise.
  • Queen’s University: Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis (CDDA)
    CDDA is a paid for service that specialises in large-scale data capture from printed sources and offers a comprehensive digitisation service. This includes capture of material, including image scanning, quality assurance, data post-processing and data delivery to user requirements. They are happy to be part of collborative grant applications.
  • East Lothian Museums: Digitisation Projects
    The East Lothian Museums Service makes its collections available more widely through the use of digital media.
  • UKOLN (University of Bath)
    A centre of expertise in digital information management, providing advice and services to the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities.
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Second World War Posters

Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest.

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