Digital Archiving Resources

Digitization and the Digital Archive

Title

Digitization and the Digital Archive

Subject

Collective Memory

Description

In this TEDx talk, Jamie Robinson, photographer at the John Rylands University Library in Manchester, England, gives an introduction to heritage imaging and collection care. Robinson starts out by summarizing the history of the JRU Library archive, while showing examples of early digital images. He defines heritage imaging as “creating digital surrogates of material that requires sensitive handling”, adding that such material is mainly of historical or cultural importance and therefore relevant to research. He then moves on to explain kinds of tools and technologies that are currently used in digitization and collection care, and elaborating on the technical processes the material undergoes throughout its lifecycle. Robinson repeatedly emphasizes the significance of such technologies in various fields: for instance, digital technologies can help read documents that otherwise have become illegible, thus aiding archeologists and historians retrieve lost material.

Creator

Robinson, Jamie

Date

12-4-2013

Contributor

Laura Moeller

Type

Video

Bibliographic Citation

Robinson, Jamie. “Digitization and the Digital Archive.” TEDx Video,
28:59. 4 December, 2013.

Files

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Collection

Citation

Robinson, Jamie, “Digitization and the Digital Archive,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 18, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/289.