Unlike photos and books, curios can present a challenge when one wants to digitize and share such with family members (or others) who can’t/won’t come to your house/facility to see them.
I ran into this issue when I inherited thimbles, china and a silk shawl from family in
These are items of great sentimental
value though of little monetary value. England
Curios are valued for their oddness or rarity, and are generally locked away for safekeeping. Digitizing
unique collections affords Digital Production Services staff contact with
curious artifacts on a daily basis, which can present technical challenges for
digitization or description. Items featured here are singled out for their
unique properties and for the methods used to digitize them. Brown
Just fascinating to read the various posts. And, helpful to us amateurs who have our own family heirlooms (aka curios) which we would like to share with our extended family, though not necessarily in person!
Do you have any tips for me (I have the shawl, thimbles and china in my possession) or others wanting to digitize their curios? What was your most challenging one to capture?
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