This guide sets out instructions for uploading digitised/digital archive material as images or PDFs to the BH website’s Media Library. By uploading our digital collections to the website, we can make them accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world!
These are the conventions which must be used to ensure that a transcription is as useful as possible in digital form while remaining true and accurate to the original manuscript. You can also use the conventions and tips in this guide when cataloguing archive material in the Item Catalogue form. However, the rules which need not apply in Item Catalogue fields will be indicated thus: [not for catalogue]; further explanation is indicated by an asterisk: [not for catalogue*].
This guide describes the importance of the cataloguing process as a vital step in our Digitisation project which aims to make as much archive material accessible online as possible. Below is detailed guidance on how best to fill in the Item Catalogue form including tips on making sure we record all the information we need and conventions for standardising the way we communicate that information. This all goes towards making our online catalogue search tool as user-friendly as possible!
If you want to know more about our Digitisation project or the ODIN Database project, have a look at the Current and Planned Research Projects page.
This guide also provides some introductory guidance for the physical storage of archive material as part of cataloguing. This guide does not cover any other aspect of collections management, digitisation or website content management.
The Bishopsteignton Heritage Team have begun the exciting digitisation phase of the ongoing database project. While the Heritage Hub has been closed, our Archivist has been preparing our newly acquired specialist equipment to be ready for use. We will be creating quality digital versions of archive material held at the Hub and as supplied by the Bishopsteignton community that can be put to many good uses such as enhancing the incredible stories being revealed and recorded on our website. Over the winter, we will be creating some ‘How To’ digitisation guides as well as instruction videos to help train our volunteers to be a part of this worthwhile and fascinating activity.
Bishopsteignton Heritage received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant in January 2020 for the creation of a project to bring the local community together by celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. Many of the events we planned early in 2020 could not be carried out due to Coronavirus Lockdown measures.
Born 25th September 1891 in Bishopsteignton, Philip Coombe is remembered for his brave service during the First World War as well as his local accomplishments as a builder. Though some thought him a ‘hard man’, the Coombe family archives shows Philip to have been a lover of poetry, animals and his family.
Molly Coombe (1929-2007) was the only child of Philip (1891-1970) and Grace Coombe née Loud (1898-1983). The Coombe family have left an incredible mark on the village of Bishopsteignton. From memories of Molly as a home-owner and landlady to streets of houses built by Philip, the Coombes remain a part of many households in the village.
Here, the compilation and presentation of information about this family is dedicated to the memory of Molly Coombe who’s legacy has been put to fine use in developing the Bishopsteignton Heritage Project for the benefit of the whole community. In these articles I hope that the long-silent voices of Molly, her parents and relations, can again be heard telling stories of life in Bishopsteignton and sharing the humble and steadfast love for this village which emanates from every record in the family archive.
Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary
At the start of week eleven: last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the seventy-second day of lockdown. Logged in visitors can post their comments below.
Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary
At the beginning of week eleven: last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the seventy-first day of lockdown. Logged in visitors can post their comments below.