The Digitisation Workshop
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In 2015 we held our first of many Digitisation workshops at our studio in Nuneaton. Our workshops consist 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.
The digitisation workshop is for the libraries, archives and museums sector with our main aim being to show you an end to end digitisation process from capture through to online serving of the digitised content. Included in the day will be a tour of our digitisation studios where you will be shown the different varieties of equipment we use and specialist methods.
As well as talks, 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.
Peter joined Capture at the start of 2022 after having spent 3 years at SmartFrame as their Business Development Director, establishing the image streaming technology. Peter now leads Capture's Sales & Marketing team, the development and implementation of Capture's commercial strategy and ultimately driving Capture's continued growth.
With over 20 years of Commercial experience, Peter's ventures in the image, video and technology industries have led to an impressive knowledge of the digital media space
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.
As Capture's Marketing and Events Executive, Elizabeth is responsible for managing Capture's digital marketing and organising Capture's presence at global industry events. With experience in customer facing roles, Elizabeth strives to ensure Capture and their clients are well represented and works to build on trusted partnerships.
In order to help organisations to elevate the value of their digital content, Elizabeth focuses on communicating clearly the key benefits the extensible, flexible Capture platform can bring to global brands – from the moment of asset ingestion, right through to distribution – and all the stages in between.
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 am 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
The Workshops are held at our digitisation studio in Nuneaton:
Genus, Hammond Close, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6RY
Complete the form below to register your interest for the next workshop.