Supporting Digital Preservation

The many ways to help preserve history

 

If you’d like to help preserve history …

You are already helping! Everyone who takes an interest in Nepal’s ancient heritage is helping to preserve it and develop the sustainability it needs. Please follow our progress, and encourage others to do so too.


Volunteers

VACANCY: We are currently in need of a volunteer to take on a book and or photograph archiving project. This position can suit a person or student interested in archeology, or a librarian or those with a skill for cataloging/documenting.

The volunteer will need to

  • Present a project outline on how they will complete the project and present a deadline for completion.
  • Complete the project from start to finish and ensure that someone else can easily access and add to it in the future.
  • Source (work predominantly completed already), download/upload, recover and catalogue (database/spreadsheet etc) Nepali historical books, diagrams, blueprints etc (think Project Guttenburg).
  • Ensure copyright information is easily identifiable.
  • Present a way in which the collections can be accessed or downloaded by the public.
  • Work with the Digital Archaeology Foundation to ensure the project is meeting the standards required for it to be a success.

Previous experience in cataloguing and archiving digital records would be beneficial.

This position is non-paying. It is purely a voluntary position with no liabilities towards the Digital Archaeology Foundation. The project can be done in any country including the volunteers home country with the use of a computer and the internet. Volunteers will be given full credit for the work they have done on the project. Written references can be given and their details can appear on this website and any documentation involving this project.

If you are interested in this project then contact us with (1) your details, (2) why we should let you do this project and (3) a short paragraph on “how you would collect, catalogue and present every Nepali cultural history book on the planet” … get in touch with us here.


Your photographs

  • If you have digital photographs that clearly show a now damaged or collapsed temple or monument in Nepal from many angles then please share it with us. A full 360 degree of the temple would be ideal, but even partial rotations would be of huge benefit. Please contact us if you need instructions.
  • Panoramic or walk-through film or digital photographs of destroyed or damaged temple areas displaying the courtyards and monuments within them. eg. Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
  • If you have old film photographs of temples from the past that have been scanned in then please share them with use. We can use this data for comparison with newer imagery, display urbanisation issues and we can add them to the digital archive for safe keeping.

Equipment

We are privately funded and open to support.

We are currently in need of the following:

  • Two additional DSLR cameras (Canon preferably) for field work
  • Two wide angle lens’ (15-16mm)
  • One laptop with a graphics card capable of rendering large 3D objects and a good battery life
  • Four portable Hand-Held Digital Laser Distance Meter Ranges (50m)
  • Two external Hard drives (2TB)

Equipment donations can be given in the form of cash or physically if you are visiting Nepal to our office (we do not recommend postage due to Nepal’s very high importation tax on electronics). Equipment can be second hand, new or on loan.

 

 

 

 

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