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How were the objects digitised?

This project has created a digital on-line library of image resources illustrating and relating the stories of three transport achievements.

The many thousands of objects digitised during the project have included photographs, prints, slides and glass-plate negatives, maps, books, printed pages and audio/cine/video.

Drawing on these images, and the knowledge of the site curators and editorial panels, the sites include a considerable number of learning resources or stories.

The digitisation process has created two types of image file for each object: a Digital Master file (an archival quality, high resolution replica of the original) and a Web Delivery file (a low resolution copy of the original for displaying on the web sites).

The imaging specifications were derived from a benchmarking process. The protection and preservation of the original object was always a high priority for the project.

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