Dear All, Thank you very much to all those who answered my last query. The information was most helpful. Subsequent to those mailings, I have decided to record the watermarks by hand tracing, as no specialist equipment will have to be purchased. However, before I embark on recording watermarks in this manner, I have a few further queries. 1) Would it be possible to provide me with information on the use of a digital camera to record watermarks? For example, what equipment is needed? How does the digital camera work? 2) It has been recommended that I record chain spaces and wirelines, along with the watermark; how should that be done? Can they be recorded seperately, or should they be recorded in their postion on the watermark? 3) How well can hand tracings be converted into digital form? I have access to a Hewlett Packard Scan Jet IIc/ADF, which can scan images and translate them into digital form. 4) What standards should I be working to? 5) Is there any literature (in English) which details the design and excution of watermarks survey? I have a few references, but wondered if there were more. Thank you in advance for your help. It is greatly appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you all. Yours faithfully, Lorraine Finch.
Robert W. Allison
Dept. of Philosophy & Religion, Bates College and
Information Services, Bates College Lewiston, Maine, 04240