Crystal Clear: standards and guidance for digitising regional collections
This step-by-step guide addresses the challenges and methods of digitising collections held in regional museums, galleries and Aboriginal keeping places.
The document follows the best practice principle of ‘do it once, do it well,’ covering every detail from acquiring the correct equipment for photography and scanning; setting up a studio space; how to handle and clean objects correctly; creating a workflow; 3D imaging; and saving and using digital files correctly.
This video takes you through the Crystal Clear guide, which covers some of the critical ‘how-to’ aspects of collection digitisation, including assembling your equipment or digitisation toolkit, object handling, conservation cleaning, consultation with First Nations communities, and your all-important digitisation workflows.
0:35 Overview of Crystal Clear
1:08 We recognise the challenges
1:57 Download your own copy of Crystal Clear
2:39 What you’ll find in Crystal Clear
5:34 The Toolkit
8:52 Object Handling
9:58 Working with First Nations communities
10:48 Conservation Cleaning
12:59 A sample digitisation workflow
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This document was funded by Create NSW through the Regional Cultural Fund.