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Places still available for free digitisation and digital preservation workshops

Places are still available for two free seminars organised by JISC Digital Media on key topics relating to digitisation projects.

1) Successfully Building and Managing Digital Media Collection (5 places remaining)

Date: 15th September

In order for a digitisation project to provide useful, effective content many interlinking aspects need to be considered. This seminar, which draws on the knowledge of experts in the field, considers some of the vital facets which lie quite apart from the actual act of digitising. Topics range from setting up small projects to looking at case studies of large, successful mass digitisation projects, recording accurate and relevant metadata, rights issues and balancing the demands of users and stake holders.

2) The Digital Media Collection +100 Years (20 places remaining)

Date: 16th September

Obsolescence, deterioration of physical storage media or withdrawal of institutional support: just what will prove to be the greatest threat to the materials we digitise today? This seminar projects one hundred years into the future and attempts to predict the future ‘preservability’ of what we digitise today. This seminar will examine changing user demands and inevitable developments in technology.

Location:

Both seminars will be held at the University of Bristol at 3-5 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TB

Further details of the day, can now be seen on the JISC Digital Media Web site

Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please send your request to attend to training@jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk

The seminars are funded by the JISC under the ‘JISC ITT Workshops & Seminars: Achievements & Challenges in Digitisation & e-content’ strand.

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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