Batch 3 update

In late April we had the pleasure of a visit from Mary Jo Dorsey of National Institute of Newman Studies, Pittsburgh (NINS) and Brother Joseph from Birmingham Oratory for the first full Newman Archive team meeting at John Rylands Library. This was an excellent opportunity to catch up and discuss the progress of the project.

The third batch of archives CHICC digitised in the previous months had over 21,000 images and has now been returned and exchanged for Batch Four. The running total of images produced in this project so far comes to 63,607 images. Batch Four is due for handover in July.

Newman Team Photo

L-R: Tony Richards, Mary Jo Dorsey, Brother Joseph, Jamie Robinson and Cerys Speakman.

CHICC have also switched from shooting with the Mamiya 645DF+ camera to the Phase One iXR camera with the iQ180 back, this enables the photographers to control the camera remotely from a computer, easily moving from Live View to Capture and adjusting focus at the click of a button. More info at the Phase One website.

One thought on “Batch 3 update

  1. I cannot express how pleased I am with the professionalism and high standards this team has going for it. Not only is the digital library going to exhibit high quality digital images from the Cardinal’s archive, it is going to be an everlasting tribute to one of history’s greatest minds.

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