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Database Collaboration
AHRC - ICT Methods Network: Digital Image Restoration - Workshop 29 June 2006.
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Workshops
Descriptions and downloadable reports on scoping workshops undertaken by DIAMM to enhance and exploit the resource
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List of publications by or about DIAMM
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List of presentations recently past, and forthcoming, including demonstrations of DIAMM work, presentations about the project and workshops on restoration and digital capture for archiving
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Database Collaboration

Five major musicological databases are collaborating to merge or make their data compatible and cross-searchable. For more information, please see the Workshops page.

AHRC - ICT Methods Network: Digital Image Restoration - Workshop 29 June 2006.

http://www.methodsnetwork.ac.uk/activities/workshops.html

The DIAMM Digital Restoration Workshop, took place at Oxford University on 29 June 2006.

This centred on the pioneering use of mainstream commercial software to recover damaged and obscured readings from manuscript sources which have been captured by high-resolution digital imaging. As the facilities required to create high quality digital images become more widely available in libraries and other repositories, increasing numbers of scholars are looking to this medium to reveal information that has either been obscured by conventional document restoration processes, or has proved beyond the capacity of conventional restoration to reveal. The main advantage of digital restoration is the lack of invasive procedure on the original document, and the provision of an image that may be more revealing than the original.

DIAMM has been demonstrating the results of digital restoration at conferences and seminars for some years, and this workshop was organised by the AHRC ICT Methods Network in response to demand from scholars internationally to learn the techniques and underlying methods used by DIAMM this process. Full training materials and information about creating a suitable "master" image were provided.

Participants received a printed workbook, and this is also available to buy in hard copy (price £10 plus p+p), or to download as pdf which can then be printed. Unfortunately because of rights issues we are not currently able to supply the images used for demonstration purposes during the workshop, but the descriptions and examples in the book should be sufficient to enable you to try the techniques on your own images.

Please contact Neil Grindley if you would like to buy a copy of the workbook.

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