Sudan Archive Digitisation Project
About the project
This project has digitised key printed and archive resources from Durham University's Sudan Archive to make them freely accessible via the internet to scholars all over the world. It has been a pilot to establish a preservation quality digitisation suite within Durham University's Archives and Special Collections. It enabled us to set up and test the hardware, procedures and workflows we need to carry out future digitisation of key materials. It has started to investigate ways of dealing with one of our current problems, that of heavily-used, fragile modern documents (which particularly occur in the Sudan Archive) by providing a sustainable preservation digitisation and access system. It provided a demonstration of the staffing needs for creating a permanent digitisation post. The various materials have provided new forms of content for our developing digital repository.
Digitised material created by the project is available from the pages linked from http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/asc/sudan/
JISC project site home page: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/digitisation/enrichingdigi/sudan.aspx
Visit by SUDAAK committee members to project, 17 June 2009