Digitisation of The Scotsman Collection: Digital Access and Preservation at Historic Environment Scotland

Christopher Viney

Christopher Viney

Last updated on 17 May 2022

Christopher Viney is Archive Digitisation Officer at Historic Environment Scotland

Over the past decade issues in access to archival collections have been thrown sharply into focus demonstrating the value of digitising analogue archival material. This provides a greater level of access and mitigates potential barriers that can often shut people out of our institutions. Indeed, digitisation and digital preservation provides a key tool in the work of Historic Environment Scotland to deliver on its vision ‘to make sure Scotland’s heritage is cherished, understood, shared and enjoyed with pride by everyone’. After the fantastic work of the Archive Digital Project, showcased in the online exhibition “Beyond the Physical”, Historic Environment Scotland has continued to improve access to and preservation of our collections. One such recent project has been the digitisation of The Scotsman Collection.


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Vacancy for Digital Preservation Analyst at Harvard University

10 June 2022

Cambridge, MA

$62,700 - $102,500 (Salary Grade - 056)


Registration open for Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities 2022 Conference

Added on 18 May 2022

The Digital Repository of Ireland is delighted to announce that registration is now open for DPASSH 2022, the biennial ‘Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities’ conference. This year’s conference will be on the topic of ‘Digital Preservation of Religious Collections: Conversations and Collaborations’. 

This will combine online practical workshops on 27 June with a hybrid-format conference on 29 and 30 June.

Workshop topics will include: digitisation; collection appraisal; copyright and licensing; and a case study of converting the analogue to digital as part of a research project.

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EPISODE 7: Digital Preservation Futures with Artefactual

When: Thursday 19 May 2022, 16:30 - 17:30 UTC+1 (click for local times)

Where: Zoom

This series of webinars will showcase the product and service offerings of each of our DPC Supporters in turn in response to a current theme which reflects member interests. 

DPC Supporter products and services form an important part of how we address the digital preservation challenge. This series aims to present - in the context of member concerns - a portion of the digital preservation marketplace offerings, in order to help members identify what is still missing and community needs.

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Vacancy for Application Specialist Ingest & Preservation Team at British Library

12 June 2022

Boston Spa

£29,000 - £35,760 a year


Vacancy for Digital Archivist at Nyland

10 June 2022

Westminster, London, with occasional travel to East Sussex

£42k+ subject to experience

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Vacancy for Archivist at Loughborough University

21 June 2022


£31,406 to £40,927 pro rata



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