At DatacomIT we pride ourselves on securing the past for the future therefore when Mark Zimmerman from the University of Minnesota approached us to digitise a large valuable and unique collection of historical drawings and notebooks held at the Australian National University in Canberra, we were thrilled.
This amazing collection includes large format drawings and hand written notebooks developed over a lifetime by Professor Mervyn Paterson (currently 92 years old), an award winning geophysicist who has led Australian research into rock mechanics and pioneered instrument development over the last fifty years. The University of Minnesota identify these drawings as some of the most significant contributions to the field of rock mechanics.
Now successfully digitised, the University intends to make the digital output available to the public to appreciate and admire.
The University of Minnesota are extremely pleased with the quality of the output stating it as “Excellent”.