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High Volume Digitisation: Issues, Trends & Innovative Robot Tech

The workshop

This free workshop focuses on high-volume digitisation of bound materials e.g. books, manuscripts, newspapers, magazines, registers and ephemera.

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This is a growing area of interest for technical and project managers, practitioners and researchers, and useful for anyone interested in what is also known as ‘mass’ or Large Scale Digitisation Initiatives (LSDIs).

Bringing together experts, UK and European case studies, the latest technical developments and good practices, the day is intended to provide an outline awareness of what is involved in planning LSDIs for digital preservation or digital access. This includes LSDI feasibility, logistics, scaling, outsourcing, costing, risks, quality, metadata, OCR and FAQs.

The day will include real-time demos of robotic-arm scanners with opportunities for two way dialogue and open questions.

Location

The New Technology Institute, Birmingham

Date

Wed 23rd September 2009 (all day)

More Information & How to Register

For more details and the workshop programme please click here . Alternatively, email dcs@bcu.ac.uk or tel. (0)121 331 6350 and ask for Bev Dodd or Beth Delwiche for information or to register.

Deadline for registration

Fri 18th September 2009. Attendance is free until the deadline, but places are limited so attendees are urged to reserve places early and avoid possible disappointment !

This workshop is sponsored by JISC as part of the JISC Digitisation programme.

By Paola Marchionni

I work as Digitisation Programme Manager at JISC and am responsible, together with my colleague Alastair Dunning, for the successful delivery of a portfolio of projects that have been funded under the JISC Phase 2 Digitisation programme spanning 2007-2009. In addition, I lead on programme evaluation and programme support activities such as workshops and events, and work closely with the Communications and Marketing team.

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