Deliverable 2.4 3D Best Practice Handbook

Framework and Background

In SYNTHESYS3 Networking Activity 2 (NA2) Objective 2.1 it was set to produce a best practice handbook for 3D imaging. With this handbook as a guideline it would be possible for any institution to create 3D models of their collection.

To achieve this goal a working group of scientists with experience in 3D digitization was set up to cover the different methods of 3D digitisation. Although the working group was delayed due to the leaving of the workpackage leader Alexandre Kroupa (MfN), the working group managed to complete the task after a new Task Leader, Jonathan Brecko (RBINS/RMCA), was chosen.

During workshops in Berlin, Crete and via video meetings, with attendance of Naturalis (The Netherlands), Digitarium (Finland), Hellenic Centre of Marine Research (Greece), Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium), Royal Museum for Central Africa (Belgium), Museum für Naturkunde (Germany) and National Museum Prague (Czech Republic), it was agreed upon that as an end result two types of guidebooks are produced.

First of all an online WIKI which can be updated by any institution with access at any time. In this way it is possible to have the latest information possible.

Secondly a handbook with all the common and basic information about a technique including tips and tricks per technique which are likely not to change over time. In this way scientists, technicians, or whomever comes in contact with digitisation, can find more information to understand how certain techniques work and should or can be applied.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith