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Title: Digital photography and the digitalisation of foreign archives

Authors: Christopher Gennari

Addresses: Camden County College, Jefferson Hall 305, College Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012, USA

Abstract: Digital photography allows for the collection of large amounts of archival documents in a short period of time. This has many benefits for the researcher including a greater convenience of time, a dramatic savings of money, and an increased flexibility in using the documents. This essay describes my own experience using digital photography in the Riksarkivet in Stockholm, as well as the materials, methods, advantages and disadvantages of using a digital workflow for research.

Keywords: digital photography; national archives; images; foreign research; document mobility; doctoral research; digital technology; archive digitalisation; archival documents; digital culture.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDCET.2008.020137

International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism, 2008 Vol.1 No.1, pp.100 - 107

Available online: 29 Aug 2008 *

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