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GW4 Remediating the Archive

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GW4 Remediating the Archive

Duration9 Dec 2016 → …
Location of eventCardiff University
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Event: Workshop

Historical Photographs of China: the journey towards sustainability and utility Robert Bickers, Jamie Carstairs and Simon Price The 'Historical Photographs of China' project began work in 2006 as part of an AHRC funded project on the 'History of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service' into an initiative that locates, digitises, and publishes online photographs of China held, largely, in private hands outside the country. Although some of the 10,000 photographs now online - a quarter of the total - originate from UK institutional repositories, our materials are principally 'crowdsourced' from families living outside China. This presentation introduces the collection and discusses the technical challenges of growing and sustaining free access to this virtual photographic archive of modern China.


  • Digital Asset Management, Digital Humanities

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