Teesdale Heritage Archive Accessibility Resource


This project has trained people who use local history and heritage resources, in the techniques, processes and skills required to transfer their important document resources to digital archives and provides the facilities of workspace and suitable equipment, such as high resolution digital photography, conversion of text images to searchable text via Optical Character Recognition software and internet accessibility. A core of 6-12 people trained initially and these people have then cascaded training to a wider group over the next three years. A benefit of the project, although not directly part of it, is that sensitive historical documents can be transferred into properly controlled conditions for long term conservation whilst their contents are still easily and widely accessible.

The project has encouraged local history and other interest groups to use the local facility. It has also produced a User Guide for the equipment.

This project is now complete.

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