The Digitisation Workshop

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.

*Spaces for the workshop on 14th March are now full*

Please register your interest for the next workshop


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.

Very enjoyable day learning about different digitisation techniques. The talks were very informative and lunch was lovely.- Lorna McColl, University for the Creative Arts
Informative, engaging, practical. Didn't hide any pitfalls and what to expect.- Marcus D.Wardle, The Hockey Museum
I also got a lot out of discussions with the other participants, since it widened my view and made me look at things from different angles.- Sian Mogridge, Hackney Archives
The Digitisation Workshop Lunch
The Digitisation Workshop Geoff
The Digitisation Workshop Tour

The Presenters

Geoff Laycock

Geoff Laycock

Scan Data Experts

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.

Richard Everett

Richard Everett

The Wellcome Collection

Richard Everett, is the Head of Photography & Imaging Manager – Digital Engagement, Culture & Society, The Wellcome Collection

As part of the Digital Engagement management team, he heads up a department of Photographers and Imaging staff providing Editorial Photography, strategic Digitisation and Imaging services to Wellcome and its key partners.

In addition, he is also the current Chairman of the Association of Historical and Fine Art Photographers, where he is responsible for the management and good governance of the associations committee, as well as being responsible for the vision, direction and communication to its 350 members, from Museums, Libraries and Archives across the UK and Ireland.

Samantha Wicks

Capture Ltd

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 Negus

Paul Negus

Managing Director, Genus

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 Elwell

Chris Elwell

Production Manager, Genus

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 Austin

Andrew Austin

Head of Digitisation Solutions, Genus

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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