Doing Digitisation

, 10.00 – 16.00
Digitisation of rare manuscript
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Digitisation can increase access to collections, provide surrogates for vulnerable originals, enable virtual reunification of collections or reveal information not available to the naked eye. But how do you know where to start? What type of image should you create, what equipment do you need, how do you prepare items for digitisation?

This training day covers the practical aspects of undertaking digitisation. It is focused on the digitisation of library and archive materials, though the principles are transferable to other formats. The day includes guidance on image specification and file formats, condition assessments, choosing equipment and file management. It includes a tour of the British Library imaging studios.

The British Library has collaborated with West Dean College to deliver a programme of study days in preservation and collection care for libraries. The programme focuses on Continued Professional Development and is aimed at professionals, conservation students and others interested in furthering their skills in this area. This study day is suitable for anyone with any involvement with, or responsibility for care of libraries, archives and collections.

This training day will be led by Fiona Clancy (Digitisation Workflow Manager, British Library), Gayle Whitby (Conservation Digitisation Manager, British Library), Rossitza Atanassova (Digital Curator Digitisation, Digital Scholarship, British Library) and Sotirios Alpanis (Head of Digital Operations, Qatar Project, British Library).


When: , 10.00 – 16.00
Availability: Limited Availability


Where: Foyle Visitor and Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1243 818219
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