HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE ARCHIVE
PHOTOGRAPHS & DOCUMENTS
There are several ways to contribute your pictures and documents to the archive:
Scan your images and submit them by e-mail or on CD or DVD ROM by
Please scan images at a minimum resolution of 300dpi (600dpi if
possible) and make large scans (100% scale) Please save images as
uncompressed files in JPEG format. Please contact the editor if you
need advice on how to achieve these settings.
Don’t have a scanner? You can take your photographs to your local digital
photo processing shop - many offer scanning of loose photographs onto disc. They also print from your old negatives or scan
them onto disc too.
Alternatively you can loan your documents, photographs or negatives to the RN Research
Archive for us to do the scanning. Contact the editor for details of
where to mail your photos. For loaning or donating materials - simply fill in an on-line
allows you to tell us what materials you are offering:
ARTICLES, RESEARCH &
Contribute your own research or personal experiences for
You can submit your written materials in almost any format, but
Microsoft Word or Works are preferred.
Reminiscence pieces can also be submitted on audio tape or disc,
contact the editor for details of where to send your materials
You can submit all forms of electronic materials for inclusion on the site
and secure web based file transfer system 'Dropbox'
Web-based product that work s equally smoothly on Windows, Mac, Linux,
as well as mobile
devices including iPAd, iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.
Dropbox basic is FREE, and gives you 2GB of
transfer/storage at no
If you would like to use Dropbox to submit your materials please
request an invitation to our public
a copy of the DROPBOX
FOR ITEMS THAT NEED TO BE POSTED
Details will be sent on receipt of a Loan or Donation Form or
for details of where to mail your items
Please read the terms and condition set out below
Materials submitted for publication
submitted for publication via the web site are subject to
editorial approval and may be sub-edited for the sake of clarity
to the site may be cropped or digitally enhanced (for example,
to improve contrast).
The RN Research Archive is under no obligation to publish any
text or photos submitted to the site.
The RN Research
Archive may reject material on the grounds of copyright
infringement, offensiveness or other legal considerations.
Please note that
the Royal Navy Research Archive is a purely digital archive;
some or all of the donated materials may be published to
illustrate articles or to answer visitor queries but no
guarantees can be made that it will be made available on line in
its entirety. Where material is used a suitable credit will
appear detailing the donor, his/her connection with the material
and their military service.
donated to the archive will be scanned and added to a digital
archive and then the originals will be held as a research
resource once the digitisation process is completed.
The Royal Navy Research Archive does not accept items of
clothing or medals.
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