Handling for digitisation

18/02/2011 10:00
18/02/2011 16:30

Many organisations are digitising their collections in order to provide wider access and to ensure the long-term preservation of books and documents. This day has been designed to give an overview of how to set up a digitisation project and how to handle physical library and archive items which are being digitised. The training day is led by David Jacobs, Conservation Team Leader at the British Library, and Jonathan Jackson, Senior Imaging Technician at the British Library.

By the end of the day participants will be able to:

* describe the factors that need to be considered when sourcing equipment
* recognise whether a physical item is suitable for digitisation
* correctly handle materials during digitisation
* identify the issues relating to digital preservation.

Programme
09.45 Registration
10.00 Introduction and welcome
10.05 What is digitisation?
10.30 Digitisation equipment
11.30 Break
11.45 Handling materials during digitisation: condition, preparation, handling issues
12.45 Lunch
13.45 Handling materials during digitisation: condition, preparation, handling issues (continued)
14.45 Break
15.00 Digital images: processing, quality assurance
15.30 Outsourcing digitisation
15.45 Planning for the future: digital preservation, sustainability, continuing access
16.15 Discussion and questions

Registration form online: http://www.bl.uk/blpac/digitise.html
16.30 End

Location

University of York, Library Offices
Harewood Way
York YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
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