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The Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Digitisation Project: the collaborative work between the Heritage Made Digital team and the International Dunhuang Project team

Digitisation has become one of the key tasks for the curatorial roles within the British Library. This is supported by two main pillars: the accessibility of the collection items to everybody around the world and the preservation of unique and sometimes, very fragile, items. Digitisation involves many different teams and workflow stages including retrieval, conservation, curatorial management, copyright assessment, imaging, workflow management, quality control, and the final publication to online platforms. The Heritage Made Digital (HMD) team works across the Library to assist with digitisation projects. An excellent example of the collaborative nature of the relationship between the HMD and International Dunhuang Project (IDP) teams is the quality control (QC) of the Lotus Sutra Project’s digital files. It is crucial that images meet the quality standards of the digital process. As a Digitisation Officer in HMD, I am in charge of QC for the  Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Digitisation Pro

Call for 2022 Chevening Fellowship: Digitised manuscripts from Dunhuang and the application of HTR tools to ancient Chinese texts

How to Digitise Scrolls: A Step-by-Step Guide from the Lotus Sutra Project

Lotus Sutra Project: Storage Solutions

The Georgetown-IDP Lecture Series: Following the Silk Roads to North America

Lotus Sutra Project: Scroll with Blue Cover

Breathing New Life into Old Information – Updating the IDP Stein Site Database

Introducing the Lotus Sutra Project - Conserving and digitising the Stein Collection's Chinese copies of the Lotus Sutra at the British Library

North American Silk Road Collections: the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco