TITLE

The Factory Project: digitisation at the Victoria and Albert Museum

AUTHOR(S)
Dodds, Douglas; Ravilious, Ella
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Art Libraries Journal;Apr2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Victoria and Albert Museum's Word and Image Department holds an estimated 750,000 prints, drawings, paintings and photographs. Recent acquisitions have been catalogued using the Museum's Collections Information System, but the vast majority of earlier acquisitions are still only described in a wide range of card indexes and printed catalogues. The indexes have been scanned, but the Museum now needs to complete the transfer of the catalogue records to its online system. The 'Factory' digitisation project was established in November 2007, with the intention of digitising the Department's entire holdings and making them available online. Some 15,000 objects have been photographed in the first year, and cataloguing is also under way. The digital images and catalogue descriptions will be made available online via the Museum's website as the project proceeds.
ACCESSION #
38714262

 

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