Sim, Yvonne, Chin Chin Lim, Chiew Yung Yang, Crystal Yan Wen Tan
76th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners,
Salt Lake City, Utah Aug 18- Aug 23 2018
An ink database allows the document examiner to provide investigative leads on the identity of the writing instrument used to make the questioned writing. However, commercial ink databases are not available and available ones may require authorised access. This pilot project collects data from the dyes, pigments and writing instruments contributed by document examiners from different geographic locations. It is intended for the database to contain images of the writing instruments, TLC results and spectral data in an exportable format. The aim of this project is to determine the usefulness and feasibility of sharing this data. We hope that the presentation will stimulate discussions that will lead to a successful implementation of the database.