How to share material with the
Lynsted with Kingsdown Society
Local Heritage Project.
E-mail pictures or documents: We can take delivery of quite large files attached to e-mails. However, you may prefer to send files individually if they are larger than 4 megabytes in sized.
Post: Consider putting your photographs/documents or CDROMs (if you have scanned your own photos or documents) between two pieces of card to give added protection. You might also use a clear plastic document pocket for added peace of mind. You may also want to consider Recorded Signed-For delivery - adds a signature to First and Second Class mail. Once we have made archive copies, we will use the same method to return your original photographs. Find Royal Mail Prices here.
Local residents (or their regular visitors) - please do contact us personally to arrange times:
- to leave your material with us to copy and return; or
- to make immediate copies - we can arrange to visit you with a scanner and camera.
The Society also attends a few local events with displays of our various projects and publications, when you can visit us.
Brief Guidance on copying images and texts into archives:
- Images: Ideally, images destined for archiving should be scanned at 600 dpi (dots per inch). We can work with most image formats (JPEG, TIFF, BMP, Mac, etc)
- Text: Can be scanned at 300 dpi. We are happy to accept text documents in most formats (Word, Works, Open Office, scanned images, PDFs, text typed into e-mails, etc)
- Audio: We do plan in time to record oral histories - we can work with many different audio and video file types.