The Glass Plate Negative Project: a good old fashioned digitisation project

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  • Cliff Riordan

Tuesday 26th November, 2013

1:30pm to 1:55pm (NZMT)

In November 2010 the Nelson Provincial Museum’s governing body Tasman Bays Heritage Trust (TBHT) gave the go ahead to conduct the Glass Plate Negative Relocation and Digitisation Project – the Glass Plate Negative Project.

The main goal of the project is to relocate an estimated 150,000 glass plate negatives from aged wooden shelving into new, archival standard, metal cabinets. As part of the relocation process metadata about each plate is being electronically recorded and the plate digitised for preservation, reproduction and public access purposes. The project has been running for two years and to date we have digitised 67,000 plates, 30,000 of which are now available online through our Collections Online website.

The presentation will describe the processes and methodologies used by the project and how it has become one of the most significant projects undertaken by the museum in recent years.


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Cliff Riordan

Cliff Riordan is the Manager, Information Services at the Nelson Provincial Museum. Cliff looks after the museum’s website and Collections Online database.

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Time 1:30pm1:55pm NZMT

Date Tue 26th November 2013


Rangimarie 2, Te Papa Tongarewa

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