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Making your digital collections easier to discover. Registration is open for October 17 & 24 training workshops

Jisc is offering two one-day workshops to help you increase the reach of your digital collections, optimise them for discovery and evaluate their usage and impact.

‘Maximising the use of digital collections in learning and research’ will be held on Tuesday October 17th 2017

‘Measuring usage and impact with digital collections’ will be held on Tuesday October 24th 2017

If your organisation has digital collections, or plans to develop them, our workshops will help you maximize the reach of those collections online, demonstrate the impact of their usage, and help you build for future sustainability. They will equip you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Increase the visibility of your digital collections.
  • Evaluate impact and realise the benefits of investment in your digital collections
  • Strategically promote your digital collections in appropriate contexts, for a range of audiences
  • Encourage collaboration between curators and users of digital collections
  • Optimise your collection for discovery via Google and other search tools
  • Use web analytics to track and monitor access and usage of your digital collections

The resource discovery and impact programme has been designed for anyone who manages, supports and/or promotes digital collections online for learning and research. The will benefit librarians, archivists and information professionals in Higher Education as well as in the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sector.

Many of the techniques covered in the course are relevant to resource discovery for all types of collections online, however the course is most relevant to collections that belong directly to institutions including born-digital and digitised resources rather than bought in resources such as commercial e-journal or e-book collections.

Both workshops will be held at Jisc, Brettenham House, London, from 1030-1630 (registration from 1000) and will offer a mix of discussion, practical activities and post-workshop resources to support online resource discovery activities.

For more information and to register for your place please visit

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By Karen Colbron

I focus on access and use of digital content in learning, teaching and research.

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