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Wed 6 Nov 2019
11:00 - 12:30

Venue: Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Provided by: Cambridge Digital Humanities


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The Library as Data: Introduction to Archival Photography

Wed 6 Nov 2019


This session focusses on providing photography skills for those undertaking archival research. Dr Oliver Dunn has experience spanning a decade filming documents for major academic research projects. He will go over practical approaches to finding and ordering materials in the archive, methods of handling and filming them, digital file storage, and transcription strategies. The focus is very much on low-tech approaches and small budgets. We’ll consider best uses of smartphones, digital cameras and tripods. The session is held in the IT training room at the University Library.

Target audience

Post-graduate and staf




Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 6 Nov 2019   11:00 - 12:30 11:00 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room map Dr Oliver Dunn

Topic introduction


Provide basic archival photography skills and knowledge


A short presentation followed by group discussion and questions, it includes a practical demonstration and tour of the Digital Content Unit

System requirements

Students can bring own cameras and examples of archival photography on their laptop or other device. We can share and discuss any issues related to these examples as they arise


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