After successfully starting the digitization of the IICI archives, the 5000 selected prints from the photograph collection were prepared for digitization. After carefully removing old plastic sleeves and metal staples, the prints passed into the hands of the operator for imaging on both sides (recto/verso), and then on to the quality controller for a 100% check.
UNESCO's Digitization Project Assistant then undertook a quality control assessment of approximately 10% of the delivered files. She verified the file name, rotation, cropping, colour, and contrast, as well as whether the recto and the verso of the record had been correctly captured and associated. This last task is crucial because a significant amount of contextual information is present on the back of photographs. Having passed all these steps, the photographs were validated and then uploaded to project website.
Maëva Nguyen, Digitization Project Assistant
Translation by Meghan Shields, Intern