Preserving material at The Morgan Library
Photographer Graham Haber and Imaging and Rights Manager Marilyn Palmeri talk about digitization at The Morgan Library.
"The most important thing as a cultural heritage institution is preserving the material. Only a certain number of people can look at a 700-year-old manuscript without creating a lot of damage to that manuscript but by having very high quality imaging, there is no need for that. At the same time getting the best capture, the best fidelity, the best color that is available." Graham Haber.
Digitization of cultural heritage materials at Creekside Digital
Watch Jim Studnicki, founder and president of Creekside Digital, talk about digitization of cultural heritage materials.
Using the Phase One IQ180 80 megapixel digital back and Digital Transitions' RCam allows them to shoot everything from multiple types of photographic materials, non-microfilm trans-missive materials, reflective photographic prints, art reproduction and then manuscripts. "All those sorts of things become possible when you have a real camera versus a fixed scanning platform".
Preserving fragile cultural heritage at The John Rylands Library
Watch senior photographers James Robinson and Gwen Riley Jones at the John Rylands Library at University of Manchester digitalizing cultural heritage.
James Robinson: On this kind of setup we use the IXR body, primarily because it allows us to get through so much material. The camera is incredibly hard wear and you haven't got the mirror in there. It's a mirrorless body. If we need to do any longer exposure on an item we don't have interference from that.
Cultural Heritage photography 1/2
In order to protect our history cultural institutions as well as content and service providers have the task of digitizing collections that are broad and varied. Meeting image quality standards is essential for the digitization of these rare and precious materials so that the finest details can always be examined now and in the future.
This is part one of two free inspirational on-line sessions about best practices and workflow strategies by imaging experts within the cultural heritage sector.
Cultural Heritage photography 2/2
One of the major challenges is to establish a workflow that utilizes appropriate hardware and is suitable for material safety in efficient digitization while also providing the highest image quality and rapid capture rates for varied collection types.
This is part two of two free inspirational on-line sessions about best practices and workflow strategies by imaging experts within the cultural heritage sector.
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