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Digitisation Workshops


JISC has recently funded a number of workshops to investigate and explore the challenges and achievements in digitisation and e-content.

The workshops will be looking at a broad range of areas associated with Digitisation, including: Optical Character recognition (OCR), Collaboartive editing, Large scale digitisation, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and  Digitising and Mathematics.

A list of workshops and titles (where available) are below:

  • UKOLN, University of Bath – Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for the mass digitisation of textual materials:IMProving ACcess to Text
  • University for the creative Arts  –  Digital Imagery: creation and importance in the visual arts
  • Queen Mary, University of London –  Digitising Correspondence (Digitising Early Modern Letters)    
  •  JISC Digital Media –  Digitising Performance  
  • Met Office Hadley Centre – Climate Data Digitisation and Visualisation     
  • University of Birmingham – Collaborative Scholarly Editing over the Web 
  • University of York – Geographical Information Systems in History and Heritage      
  • University of East London – High Resolution Digitisation of Large Artworks 
  • The Open Univesity –  Mathematical Content – tools and standards, practice and strategy
  • JISC Digital Media –  Successfully building and managing a digital media collection and The digital media collection +100 years 
  • University of Kent – Building Usage of Cartoon Archives
  • Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University – Digital History Workshop: Connecting researchers to digital collections
  • Birmingham City University – High Volume Digitisation: Issues, Trends & Innovative Robot Tech

These workshops are expected to be taking place throughout September, 2009.

Further information about the workshops, including dates and times and agendas will be available shortly on this blog. More information can also be found on the Workshops Webpage.

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