Edinburgh City of Print

Project start date: 2008-10 Project end date: 2010-01
Edinburgh: City of Print is a joint AHRC and Museum Galleries Scotland funded partnership project between the Scottish Archive of Print and Publishing History Records (SAPPHIRE) and City of Edinburgh Museums. The project aims to highlight Edinburgh’s rich printing and publishing heritage through the online provision of photographs, film and sound recordings relating to the collections of City of Edinburgh Museums. Edinburgh City of Print www.edinburghcityofprint.org aims to provide access to the printing and publishing collections of the City of Edinburgh Museums. This site gives visitors the opportunity to view previously unseen items from these collections, to understand the history of these key industries that shaped Edinburgh and to discover the working lives behind them
Methods usedCategory
2d Scanning and photographyData capture
Accessibility analysisStrategy and project management
Audio interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
Resource sharingCommunication and collaboration
Cataloguing and indexingData structuring and enhancement
Coding and standardisationData structuring and enhancement
CollatingData analysis
IndexingData analysis
Content-based image retrievalData analysis
Content-based sound retrievalData analysis
Sound generationData capture
Sound recordingData capture
DocumentationStrategy and project management
Graphical interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
Image enhancementData structuring and enhancement
Record linkagesData analysis
Risk managementStrategy and project management
Sound compressionData structuring and enhancement
Sound editingData structuring and enhancement
Streaming mediaData publishing and dissemination
Textual interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
Video editingData structuring and enhancement
Video post productionPractice-led research
Video and moving image compressionData structuring and enhancement
CurationStrategy and project management
preservationStrategy and project management
Collaborative publishingData publishing and dissemination
General website developmentData publishing and dissemination
General project managementStrategy and project management
Image restorationData structuring and enhancement
Funding sources: 
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Museum Galleries Scotland
Content types created: 
Dataset/structured data, Sound, Still Image/Graphics, Text
Software tools used: 
website baker, flickr, YouTube
Source material used:  
The project catalogued over 1,500 items from the City of Edinburgh's printing collections. These collections were photographed and made available online. Further context was provided to these collections through the gathering of oral testimony from former Edinburgh printers who recalled their experiences of working within the industry in Edinburgh.
Digital resource created:  
The project created a virtual museum available online at www.edinburghcityofprint.org
Access to digital resource:  
Open Access
Data Formats created: 
JPEG File Interchange Format (JPG), Waveform Audio file (WAV), TIFF
Production of compressed JPEG files from uncompressed TIFF files for web dissemination, Generation of HTML files from XML data for web-delivery
Institutions affiliated with this project: 

UK HE institutions involved:
Queen Margaret University College
Edinburgh Napier University
UK HE institutions involved:
City of Edinburgh Museums

Project staff and expertise: 

Principal staff member:Professor Alistair McCleery, Ms Helen Clark
Other staff:Postdoctoral researcher(s) / Research assistant(s)
External expertise:

Metadata on this arts-humanities.net record
Author(s) of recordSarah Bromage
TitleEdinburgh City of Print
Record created2010-05-19
Record updated2011-05-11 16:56
URL of recordhttp://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3735
Citation of recordSarah Bromage: Edinburgh City of Print.
created: 2010-05-19, last updated 2011-05-11 16:56