Our free Digitisation Workshops help organisations gain an understanding of the processes involved in starting a digitisation project from capture through to serving of the digitised content.
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In 2015 we held our first of many Digitisation workshops at our studio in Nuneaton. The day consisted of a number of talks on various aspects of digitisation including opportunities for discussion with our independent speakers to talk through how to plan and implement a successful digitisation project.
Our digitisation workshops are for the libraries, archives and museums sector. Our main aim will be to show you an end to end digitisation process from capture through to online serving of the digitised content.
As well as talks, two discussion sessions have specifically been inserted into the agenda to give everyone attending the workshop a chance to air specific questions about their projects, both with the experts in the room and with each other. These will not be panel sessions, instead we will be spreading our speakers and experts throughout the room so that more people have a chance to converse about what interests them. There will also be lunch, tea breaks and time available after we conclude at 3:00pm to ask further questions.
Geoff Laycock is the director of the independent digitisation and information management consultancy firm Scan Data Experts.
Geoff has been working in the museum and heritage sector for over 15 years designing and implementing a wide range of digitisation projects. Formerly the senior consultant for HEDS (the Higher Education Digitisation Service) Geoff has worked on many large scale digitisation projects including the Old Bailey Online, the Hansard Archive and the digitisation of the Design Museum Collection. Geoff is a specialist in digital imaging, project design and the use of metadata with database systems to deliver open access digital content online.
Sarah Saunders is director of consultancy Electric Lane and has worked in the commercial image library and heritage sectors for the last 20 years. She is a specialist in DAM systems, metadata and image keywording and retrieval. Sarah supplies an industry standard thesaurus, KT Thesaurus, which has been used in a number of major museums but is equally at home with smaller collections who want to find economic ways to make their collections searchable.
Sam studied English Literature at the University of Leeds and wanted to stay within the arts industry with a now more technical approach by providing digital asset management solutions to amazing archives.
Sam is responsible for Sales at Capture Ltd, helping clients to protect, manage, and create real value for their digital content. Sam works directly with clients across various sectors including museum and heritage to help them explore their options and find the right solution for their digital content workflow, from streamlining workflows through to content monetisation and image licensing.
Paul has 25 years experience in the microfilm industry, presiding over The Microfilm Shop as it expanded into scanning equipment and digitisation services as the Genus Group. Paul has helped select the best of breed equipment ranges for the Genus Group, ranging through microfilm scanners, microfilm writers, document scanners, book scanners and high end capture devices. Through his experience of dealing with historic information on microfilm Paul understands the long term archiving requirements of organisations.
Chris is General Manager of Genus and directly controls the Genus Digitisation Division. Chris has been with Genus for 21 years and has extensive knowledge and management of many book, plan, slide and microfilm scanning projects. Chris sets up every job that comes into Genus and manages every project through to completion.
Andrew previously worked at the British Library as the Imaging Services Manager. Andrew has many years of experience in digitisation and has worked on projects ranging from single items of great value through to bulk digitisation.
The Workshops are held at our digitisation studio in Nuneaton:
Genus, Hammond Close, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6RY
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