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Lost world: Digitizing the Fürer -Haimendorf Collection. Susannah Rayner. Christoph von Fürer -Haimendorf. Born in Vienna in 1909 1931 – PhD in anthropology from the University of Vienna Studies at LSE 1936 – first trip to the Naga Hills 1938 – marries Betty Barnardo

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christoph von f rer haimendorf
Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf
  • Born in Vienna in 1909
  • 1931 – PhD in anthropology from the University of Vienna
  • Studies at LSE
  • 1936 – first trip to the Naga Hills
  • 1938 – marries Betty Barnardo
  • 1950 – Professor of Anthropology at SOAS
  • 1975-77 – President of the RAI
  • Died in London in 1995
welcome to nagaland
Welcome to Nagaland

Raid on Pangsha

J P Mills

the problem
The problem
  • Large and varied archive
  • Cataloguing
  • Specialist expertise
  • Funding
  • Format

Access to the collection before digitisation

the solution
The solution
  • Expertise
  • Opportunity & enterprise
  • Funding
project aims
Project aims
  • To provide access to the photographs, while preserving the physical condition of the original material.
  • To create high resolution images of the originals photographs
  • To use the project as a pilot for future digitisation projects at SOAS.
process
Process
  • Project team
  • Digitization
  • Metadata input
  • Website design
  • Upload
methodology
Methodology
  • Initial assessment
  • Cleaning and scanning
  • Entry of technical and administrative metadata
  • Entry of descriptive metadata
  • Checksum generation
  • Ingestion to Web site
equipment
Equipment
  • A Nikon LS-5000 35mm film scanner attached to a PC workstation was used for all scanning
  • Vuescan was used to acquire the image
  • Lightroom was used for metadata entry

Nikon LS-5000 35mm film scanner

challenges
Challenges
  • In-house versus out-sourcing
  • Working off-site
  • Data storage and transmission
  • Time allocation for project management
  • HR
results http digital info soas ac uk
Resultshttp://digital.info.soas.ac.uk/
  • Images online
  • Fully catalogued
  • Free research resource
  • Preservation
  • Digitisation expertise
  • Sustainability and strategic management
  • Launch
lessons learnt
Lessons learnt
  • Don’t be afraid to ask
  • Be realistic in your aims
  • Project Management is a demanding, full-time role
  • Technology is not the issue
  • Invest in training
  • Sustainability
  • Team membership
  • In-house v. outsourcing
  • Quality v quantity
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‘What I saw in 1936 and 1937 is now a page in India’s history, to be remembered and recorded but never to be observed again’.

Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf, 1962

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