Digitisation - Planning & processes Day 1

, 09.30 - 16.30
Digitisation of rare manuscript
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This training day will answer those questions to enable you to start a digitisation project.

Digitisation can increase access to collections, provide surrogates for vulnerable originals and enable virtual reunification of collections. But how do you know where to start? What equipment do you need, what type of image should you create, how do you prepare items for digitisation and make plans for their digital access?

The British Library has collaborated with West Dean College to deliver this course Find more courses in this series of study days in preservation and collection care for libraries.

Course description

This training day will answer those questions to enable you to start a digitisation project. It concentrates on ‘still image’ capture and outlines the processes involved in planning digitisation projects. It is focused on the digitisation of library and archive materials mainly from the British Library collections and other related projects. The day includes guidance on copyright licensing, metadata and workflow management.

PowerPoint speaker notes will be available to download via Dropbox prior to the course.

Timetable

Students should arrive by 9.30am for registration.

Class is from 9.30 - 4.30pm.

A working lunch in the Foyle Room is included.

Details

When: , 09.30 - 16.30
Price:

£175

Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1243 818219
cpd@westdean.org.uk
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