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Digital Futures of Special Collections – Workshop


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

Workshop Day

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:

10:30am                      Arrival/Registration

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

charter1.jpgThere 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.

 Booking Details:

To book a place please email: or phone 01392 263879/262097

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