‘World Class Rapid Digitization of Cultural Heritage’

Picturae’s paper highlighted in the IS&T Reporter

Picturae’s digitisation consultant Olaf Slijkhuis has written a paper about the unlocking of the transparent archive. An abstract of this paper was highlighted in the IS&T Reporter referring to the 2012 Archiving Conference:

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“In the history of modern photography mankind has accumulated an enormous collection of photographic material. A large part of this collection consists of transparent material (e.g. Glass plate, acetate, nitrate, celluloid based material and slides). Most of the time only a selection was made from this material. By now it’s clear that this material isn’t going to last forever. In search for a cost effective way of preserving this material we can use digital equipment to make a copy technology has made such huge advancements in resolution and color accuracy that we are able to put it to or advantage. Having gained a wealth of experience in the last 2 years in a Dutch project called “Images for the Future” (the digitization of over 2 million transparent images) we are now ready for the next step in large scale digitization of transparent photographic material.”

“Images for the Future” is a huge project in which six organizations are working together to save an important part of the Dutch audiovisual heritage through conservation and digitization. Picturae is one of the companies involved in this project, and has successfully completed their share of this European tender.

For more information about the “Images for the Future” project, click here.

You can read the complete paper here