Digitisation and robots help preserve the national memory
An intriguing article by The Guardian explains how ‘robots’ are helping to preserve old newspapers. Archivists in a Yorkshire outpost of the British Library are using the very latest conservation technology in a race to digitise 300 years of newspapers before they fade into oblivion. A gigantic robotic vault – the National Newspaper Building in […]
E-signatures to be adopted by insurers
An article by Mortgage Introducer reports that Insurers are set to widely adopt e-signatures. Guy Williams, Sales and Marketing Director at insurance software developer LISS systems, predicts that Insurance providers will start using e-signatures “like dominoes” in the years ahead. E-signatures – which are widely adopted in America using solutions like DocuSign – allow customers […]
Irish history goes digital with new scanning project
The Irish Times reports that the National Library of Ireland (NLI) has digitised around 400,000 parish records. The huge collection of Catholic parish register microfilms became available online as of July 8th, giving Irish ancestry a major boost, offering an interesting insight into Ireland’s involvement in the First World War and creating a new perspective […]
‘Strategic plan’ needed for cyber security
Whether a company is hoping to establish itself among competitors, or maintain a strong performance, having a clear strategy can play an integral role in facilitating success. To this end, a strong business plan is vital to provide a defined outline for how a business is expected to develop and a standard way to respond […]
Categories Electronic Document ManagementImproving insurance customer retention with document management
Twenty years ago, customer retention strategies in the insurance business included doing fairly simple things like sending holiday cards or tucking a customer survey into an invoice. Fast forward five years and you were ahead of the game if you used email to make these same connections (bonus if you could personalize these engagements in […]
Categories Process AutomationDigital Processes Work… but avoid “doing a DVLA”!
Digital processes can transform business operations; however, it is important to avoid scenarios like the recent digital driving licence launch debacle, by ensuring that correct planning and implementation processes are in place. Failure to do so can result in a less than ideal scenario. It’s fair to say that the DVLA’s latest attempt to go […]
British Library’s digital archive saves Olivier’s Coriolanus
In another example of just how diverse digitisation can be – we hear that rare theatre recordings have been saved by a new £40m British Library digital archive. The sound recordings, which include Laurence Olivier playing Coriolanus in 1959, have been secured, thanks to a £9.5 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The material […]
Could the creation of a paperless currency rescue the Greek economy?
Greece is under increasing pressure from the European Commission over its massive debts – and is at risk of defaulting. However, according to Shoreham-based Lee Gibson Grant – a founder of cryptocurrency consultancy Coinstructors – electronic currency could hold the answer to Greece’s financial woes – and even the future of the EU! In his […]