Research reportDigitisation projects take in expertise from a wide variety of institutional sources, from subject curators and preservation staff, hardware and software specialists, to experts in intellectual property law. Depending on the physical capacity of the institution and the size and type of the collections to be digitised, the process may...
IMPACT Project ; Conteh, Aly ; Fitzgerald, Neil ; Anderson, Niall
Research reportIt may not possible or practical to find certain rights owners and so gain their permissions. If their material is still required for the project, it is important therefore to be able to identify and mange the risks involved in using a third party’s material where no permission has been...
IMPACT Project ; White, Ben ; Fitzgerald, Neil ; Anderson, Niall
Research reportOne of the most important stages in any digitisation project is to design and implement a consistent approach to capturing digital images. How an institution does this will to a large extent depend on what kind of material it wants to digitise, the aim for which it digitises, available funds...
IMPACT Project ; Fitzgerald, Neil ; Mühlberger, Günter ; Anderson, Niall
Research reportA core piece of work in IMPACT lies in the development of novel software techniques for a number of tasks connected to Optical Character Recognition (OCR), such as image enhancement, segmentation and postprocessing, as well as in the improvement of existing OCR engines and experimental prototypes. The variety of platforms...
Neudecker, Clemens ; Dogan, Mustafa ; Schlarb, Sven
Research reportThis report summarises the main efforts and activities of the work on interoperability and technical integration as carried out in the scope of work package OC5. It details the particular approaches taken, challenges faced, and outcomes achieved with regard to the integration of individual IMPACT tools and applications. It can...
Neudecker, Clemens ; Schlarb, Sven ; Neumann, Dennis ; Dogan, Mustafa
Research reportThe Arnhem 75 UK Web Archive curated collection will preserve online commemoration relating to the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Arnhem. Online content relevant to the anniversary will be collected with the aim to preserve how Operation Market Garden was remembered within the UK Web...
Research reportThis document aims to establish the scope of a thematic website collection “Russia in the UK”. Legal Deposit legislation was implemented in the UK on 6th April 2013. This project aims to establish the parameters of this special collection and the frequency of curated, focused crawls of UK domain websites...
UK Web Archive
Research reportThe National Gallery has conducted exploratory work related to persistent identifiers (PIDs) over the last number of years. This work has led to the development of a beta PID system based on URIs that is now transitioning to a production system. This case study provides an overview of their implementation...
Madden, Frances ; Padfield, Joseph
Research reportThis case study provides an overview of persistent identifiers (PIDs) at the British Library, including both those in use and those planned for the future. We hope that this case study will help other heritage organisations to see what the path to use PIDs looks like, and understand what decisions...
Madden, Frances ; Kotarski, Rachael