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News about the projects saving vulnerable material from around the world

1 posts from January 2012

09 January 2012

December Accessions

Happy New Year! EAP will be having an early spring-clean in January, as we prepare to move office to be closer to our colleagues in the Collection Digitisation Strategy team. We will also be revisiting our old catalogue data to tidy up place, name and subject index entries, as well as processing material received at the end of last year, including material received in December:

Project EAP128 continued to submit material; details for this project can be found in our October Accessions post.

EAP264: Preservation through digitisation of rare photographic negatives from Mongolia

EAP264 digitised 10,089 glass plate negatives from the collections of the Archives for Cinema, Photography and Sound Recording in Mongolia, and also identified and treated 7,000 previously uncatalogued plate negatives.

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1938, Ox-driven carts widely used for transporting goods. From the MSV Foundation Collection.

The Archives for Cinema, Photography and Sound Recording house over 160,000 photographic negatives covering a range of subjects, including the military, World War Two, public health, animal husbandry, industry, transport, archaeological surveys, and Mongolian peoples.

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1930s, Communication line installers, Ulaanbaatar. From the MSV Foundation Collection.

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1942, Square in front of the central department store, Ulaanbaatar. From the MSV Foundation Collection.

EAP180 Preservation through digitisation of the endangered Armenian rare books and making them accessible on the Web (phase 1)

The Fundamental Scientific Library of Armenia holds 4,200 endangered books and 190 titles of Armenian language newspapers and periodicals, one of the largest collections of early printed books and periodicals in the Republic of Armenia. The material is fragile, and unsuitable storage conditions present a threat to its long term survival and availability as a research resource. The EAP180 project digitised the collections and provided training sessions in preservation and digitisation for local staff.

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Image from Houhan Pona Dzerpacu Yerkins, 1705

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