After training in both digitisation and digital preservation in the early stages of my National Archives Transforming ArchivesÂ traineeship at the Norfolk Record Office (NRO), I decided to focus on digitisation, as I have always had an interest in photography and digital imagery.
During my traineeship I have learned to use a Phase One medium format camera as well as a range of small format Nikon DSLRs. I am currently studying for a diploma in professional photography at The Photography Institute. I have also been able to study colour management and 3D modelling.
Throughout my traineeship I have been working on a major project to digitise the archive of the Second Air Division Memorial Library. The Second Air Division was part of the Eighth United States Army Air Force, which was stationed in Norfolk and East Anglia during the Second World War. The archive is a fascinating collection of diaries, memoirs, letters, photographs, official documents and sound recordings, detailing the lives and work of American service personnel during the war. Continue reading »