Digitisation

Digitisation is the process of transforming information into digital format. As per this format, information should be organised among several distinctive units which are easy to address separately. It is important to note in this context that digitisation may not always be web-based. Digitisation makes it easy to identify searchable data. At the same time, digitisation also helps to analyse the digital collection of information. This information includes description, measurement and photograph. There are different kinds of objects in the photographic museum which are very important to make a clear photograph (JessHill’sOnlineMuseumsPage, 2016) .

Museum is the process of seeing a photograph in an effective way in order to evaluate the meaning of it. The way with the help of which museum requesters can be referred as a visual distinction. However, this museum cannot always be deal with cultural significance. But museum holds the power of turning the cultural materials into the art of object. With the help of digitisation, it becomes easy to made a digital replica of an object. On the other hand, proper digitisation is very much needed in order to present online. The example of Digitising Victorian Valentines cards at the Museum of London is needed to be considered in this context. In between 1840-1880, the museum holds a large number of Victorian valentine card. Some of the cards are romantics; some are sentimental or even insulting. Most of the cards were the symbol of blossoming love. Proper cataloguing and digitisation are interrelated. The catalogues are the basis of different kinds of digitisation. The cataloguing software has a firm impact on the various range of shared information and also different kinds of software which are the basis of the online collection. With the rapid development of technology, the process of digitisation is regularly increasing. Successful implementation of collection management system is very much needed in this context. It is important to use a wide number of information collection integration like picture library and collection online in order to develop the process of digitisation. At the same time, 3 party project is also needed to use which is very much important in order to cope up with this technically sound environment. This 3rd party helps to acquit data and information from the internet and to reinterpret them as needed. Moreover, with the help of this third party app, the photographer can also get a collection online without using any kind of search bar (Genevieve’sOnlineMuseumsandGalleries2016, 2016)Valentine2-300x225.jpg

Source: http://blog.museumoflondon.org.uk/love-victorian-valentines-day-cards/

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Selection of Victorian Valentine’s cards on display at the Museum of London

Source: http://blog.museumoflondon.org.uk/love-victorian-valentines-day-cards/

 

In recent times, the members of the museum are taking special care of using spreadsheets in order to put their collection of data into their official database without consuming so much time. This would help to run the process of digitisation in a timely manner. On the other hand, the science museum of UK is also using this spreadsheet in order to operate their MIMSY XG system. Additionally, these museums are also using Horizon’s online collection in order to show the way in which data are collected and stored in the catalogues. Some of the examples of the development of digitisation are needed to be evaluated in this context. Digitisation helps to manufacture computer with touch screens and is allowing the users to choose their set of options quickly.

Bibliography

Genevieve’sOnlineMuseumsandGalleries2016, 2016. Collection Digitisation. [Online]
Available at: https://acuteangle206.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/collection-digitization/
[Accessed 14 December 2016].

JessHill’sOnlineMuseumsPage, 2016. Experimenting with Digitisation…. [Online]
Available at: https://jesshazelauburnhill.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/experimenting-with-digitisation/
[Accessed 14 December 2016].

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