Photography in Genealogy Archives

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Just read an excellent article on Chris Paton’s blog about his attendance at a Scottish Archive Conference where photography in archives was covered and an article in the Guardian newspaper about the same subject. Those archives who don’t allow patrons to photograph documents should be encouraged to move with the times and follow the lead of the National Archives and allow such practices.

Read Chris’s blogpost and then enquire if the repositories you use allows photography and the use of Flip Pal scanners, if they don’t then start a campaign to get them to change their minds!

Links

http://www.guardian.co.uk

http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/photopolicy.pdf

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