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HELIX and ELISE

Faculty staff have led pioneering research into digital image capture and access, such as our 'Helix' integrated image data base that makes more than 52,000 high quality images available to Higher Education establishments.

The project, which was funded by the Higher Education and Further Education councils' Joint Information Systems Committee was amongst the first databases of its kind and led to the even more ambitious 'Elise' project which integrates image collections across Europe.

ELISE created an interconnected system of image banks in libraries and museums in Europe which resulted in some 40,000 digitised images and videos searchable on-line.

These databases include lantern slides, glass plates, museum objects, furniture, paintings, microscopic preparations, photographs, newspapers, maps and videos.


HELIX Website
HELIX Website
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