Digital curation and online resources: digital scanning of surgical tools at the royal college of physicians and surgeons of Glasgow for an open university learning resource

Earley, K., Livingstone, D. and Rea, P. M. (2017) Digital curation and online resources: digital scanning of surgical tools at the royal college of physicians and surgeons of Glasgow for an open university learning resource. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 40(1), pp. 2-12. (doi:10.1080/17453054.2017.1289058) (PMID:28434385)

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Abstract

Collection preservation is essential for the cultural status of any city. However, presenting a collection publicly risks damage. Recently this drawback has been overcome by digital curation. Described here is a method of digitisation using photogrammetry and virtual reality software. Items were selected from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow archives, and implemented into an online learning module for the Open University. Images were processed via Agisoft Photoscan, Autodesk Memento, and Garden Gnome Object 2VR. Although problems arose due to specularity, 2VR digital models were developed for online viewing. Future research must minimise the difficulty of digitising specular objects.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Earley, Miss Kirsty and Rea, Dr Paul
Authors: Earley, K., Livingstone, D., and Rea, P. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
Publisher:Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
ISSN:1745-3054
ISSN (Online):1745-3062
Published Online:24 April 2017

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