Promoting Natural & Cultural History
IK has started listing what future possibilities exist to develop the iBirdsEye site. Interested people are welcome to contact IK with ideas by March 1, 2023.
iBIRDSEYE.org has received the book ”FOTOGRAFIHISTORIER – Fotografi och bildbruk i Sverige från 1839 till idag” where one of our classic aerial pictures is included as an important example, in this new national reference work. Over 400 pages of unique collected knowledge, highly recommended!
Review of newfound aerial picture materials, which are to be added to the iBirdsEye archives in 2023.
Review of non-previous catalogued picture material for publication in 2022-2023.
The addition of new information to the archive material continues, notified from new learned interpretations via users of the digital catalogue. This is a long-term work in progress. At the same time as the cataloguing of the physical archives for final storage continues.
The physical archival material – which in addition to pictures also consists of writings, maps, notes, research papers, etc. – was donated during March 2021 by The IK Foundation and Thora Ohlssons Stiftelse to The Swedish National Archives (Riksarkivet). The donation has been named in Swedish ”The IK Foundation Kollektion av Flygfotografier – www.ikfoundation.org”.
During this month, the final scanning work has started, which will be followed by text publishing per picture and a control of the entire picture archive.
Establish new procedures for scanning and working with aerial images to protect people involved in different countries against the ongoing pandemic.
Scanning of The IK Foundation’s modern collection has started. This is a more experimental part of the aerial photo collection, photographed by Lars Hansen in the 1990s in connection to a scientific enterprise and research project in collaboration with The Erna & Victor Hasselblad Foundation.
Over 200 new aerial pictures were added last month, photographed during the late 1990s.
Ongoing discussions between The IK Foundation and the Swedish National Archives for long-term archiving of physical aerial pictures within this authority. An interesting collaboration to manage and develop the subject.
The project adds new new collections of aerial pictures to iBirdsEye for scanning and publishing in 2020.
Performing the final scanning work of the first listed aerial photo collection. Preparations for other listed parts of the iBirdsEye collection - for upcoming scans in 2020.
Review and preparation for photo scanning of the present-day section of IK's aerial photo collection. This collection contains, among other things, infrared pictures exposed at a relatively low height in order to document details of the landscape.
Continuing review of the collections as well as high quality scanning of photographs and publication on the iBirdsEye.org
Technical development and art work related to the upcoming sections iLearning and iProjects.