Building on the work of the Creating Heritage Artefacts for Research and Teaching in an e-Repository (CHARTER) project, the university of Exeter Special Collections are holding a free, one day workshop examining the futures of special colections.
Digital Futures of Special Collections
16th March 2010
A workshop day aimed at curators and collection managers looking at the practical and strategic issues of heritage collections and digitisation.
An opportunity to share good practice, problems and solutions and to build partnerships within the research library community.
The focus will be on the strategic and practical but not technical.
Included in the programme:
11am – 11:50am Welcome; Academic Perspectives: creating digital collections online – a Dspace case b study. (John Plunkett, Department of English; Jessica Gardner, Assistant Director, Library and Research Support)
11:50am – 1pm What are we all doing and Why?
Collaborative group work
1pm – 2pm Lunch
2pm – 2:45pm Ensuring e-Content doesn’t mean Ephemeral Content: Learning the lessons from the JISC digitisation programme (Ben Showers, JISC Programme Manager)
3pm – 3:45pm Panel discussion with Susan Worrall (University of Birmingham), Dorothy Johnston (University of Nottingham), Inderbir Bhullar (Women’s Library)
Christine Faunch (University of Exeter)
3:45pm – 4pm Workshop round-up
4pm – 5pm Reception (all welcome) launching Exeter’s Digital Collections online and Research Commons
There is no charge to attend this workshop day; participants should be ready to discuss relevant issues that are most important to their organisation and the sector.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
To book a place please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01392 263879/262097