Felicity Bazell of Capture is very pleased to be attending the public launch of the Illustration Archive at Cardiff University on Tuesday 31st March 2015, a project which shows how much treasure is found when you start to examine a huge archive of material – and add information to it so you can find it again.
Led by Professor Julia Thomas in the School of English, Communication & Philosophy at Cardiff University, ‘Lost Visions: Retrieving the Visual Element of Printed Books from the Nineteenth Century’ is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2014-15). The ‘Lost Visions’ project was the result of collaboration between humanities specialists and computer scientists at Cardiff University. The objective of the ‘Lost Visions’ project was to make more historic illustrations than ever before available to the public in a searchable form.
Containing over a million historic illustrations, The Illustration Archive is a voyage of visual discovery through the works of literature, philosophy, history and geography that are in the British Library’s collection and scanned by Microsoft. Although digital projects have made these images available, they were not marked up or ‘tagged’ in a way that allows them to be found.
To find out more, visit the Illustration Archive
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