January 25, 2022

Full Text Book: “Remote Capture: Digitising Documentary Heritage in Challenging Locations” (Free and Fee-Based Versions Available)

The following recently published book is available download (Free; PDF, epub, mobi versions), to read online, and/or for purchase.


Remote Capture: Digitising Documentary Heritage in Challenging Locations


Jody Butterworth
Andrew Pearson
Patrick Sutherland
Adam Farquhar


Open Book Publishers
DOI:  10.11647/OBP.0138
CC BY 4.0

From the Description

This is a must-read how-to guide if you are planning to embark on a scholarly digitisation project. Tailored to the specifications of the British Library’s EAP (Endangered Archives Programme) projects, it is full of sound, practical advice about planning and carrying out a successful digitisation project in potentially challenging conditions.

From establishing the scope of the project, via practical considerations about equipment, work routines, staffing, and negotiating local politics, to backing up your data and successfully completing your work, Remote Capture walks you through every stage. Bursting with helpful hints, advice and experiences from people who have completed projects everywhere around the globe from Latin America to Africa to Asia, this book offers a taste of the challenges you might encounter and the best ways to find solutions.

With a particular focus on the process of digitisation, whether using a camera or a scanner, Remote Capture is invaluable reading for anybody considering such a project. It will be particularly useful to those who apply for an EAP grant, but the advice in these pages is necessary for anyone wondering how to go about digitising an archive.

Direct to Remote Capture: Digitising Documentary Heritage in Challenging Locations

Direct to Direct to Digital Appendices

See Also: Blog Post by Jody Butterworths About Book (via EAP Blog)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.