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Digitisation - From Project Management to Access

Through a combination of tutor-led sessions and group work/discussions, the Digitisation course covers the basics of digitisation, from the initial planning, through project management, to protecting and preserving the resulting digital assets for the long term.

Whilst exploring preparation, project management, equipment/outsourcing, workflows and policies, this one-day course also looks at metadata, copyright and licensing, and managing access to the digitised content.

Topic Areas Covered


Ascertaining whether digitisation is required and why

Project management

Learn about reducing the burdens generated from managing QA, resources, workflows and documentation

Policy, selection, and income generation

Why are you digitising, who for, and can you make the process self-sustaining

Equipment and outsourcing

Investigating whether to buying your own hardware is suitable, or if outsourcing to a commercial company is a better option

Workflows and formats

How to scan images and how to scan texts

Metadata and finding aids

Understand the roles that metadata can play in your digitisation projects and the factors affecting your choice of metadata usage

Copyright and licensing

Using case studies, develop an understand of copyright and licensing in digitisation


Learn about systems that manage images and metadata and serve them to users


How to protect your digitised assets

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Digitisation - From Project Management to Access
28/04/201728/04/201717£300.00[Read More]

Introduction to Digital Preservation Planning for Research Managers

Using a combination of tutor-led sessions and group work/discussions, the Introduction to Digital Preservation planning for Research Managers course is an introduction to digital preservation, specifically designed to look at planning for long-term preservation from the perspective of the research data manager.

Topic Areas Covered

What is digital preservation?

Find out about digital preservation and how and why it is important in the context of research data

Assess your research data

Develop an understanding of how digital objects behave and how you can make sure they survive for the longer term

Your Research Data Management plan

Learn how your plan can be adapted to intersect with preservation actions

Timing of interventions

Learn about managing content beyond the life of projects, capturing contextual information

Understanding drivers

A comprehensive summary of the key drivers and reasons for why you or your institution would want to preserve


Develop an understanding of why preservation storage has extra requirements beyond traditional IT storage

Migration for digital preservation

Learn how to plan for migration, as a strategy, and also what tools you can use

Making a business case

Learn about benefits, risks and costs and how you can use them to persuade your institution why digital preservation is important

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Introduction to Digital Preservation Planning for Research Managers
25/05/201725/05/2017£300.00[Read More]