“We are delighted with the X71. The results are beyond our highest expectations.”
Colum O’Riordan, CEO, Irish Architectural Archive
The Irish Architectural Archive in numbers
drawings and documents
books and journals
Until the end of 2017 the Irish Architectural Archive was working with photographers for commissioned work on demand, which resulted in high costs per item. Thanks to grants from the Department of Culture and an architect whose collection the Archive is holding in their premises, the Irish Architectural Archive was able to invest in their own digitization equipment.
The installation of the book2net A1 repro stand equipped with our X71 camera in April 2018 was the starting point for digitizing the collection. The first project was to digitize architectural publications for the current exhibition of volumes from the Rowan Collection. Starting the work with the X71 camera system it soon became apparent that the book2net system not only is the most productive solution but also allows for forensic analysis due to the outstanding image quality. The high resolution of the X71 camera even made it possible to use blow-ups for printing exhibitions posters.
First results with enhanced image analysis have been successfully achieved. The Irish Architectural Archive is now able to open its collection to the wider public and scholars. The next major project will be the digitization of the outstanding photographic collection, which holds about 500.000 items and is one of the largest in IrelandAbout the repro stand