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.

Please note: Workshops will resume once social distancing allows.

 

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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.

    Very enjoyable day learning about different digitisation techniques. The talks were very informative and lunch was lovely.- Lorna McColl, University for the Creative Arts
    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.

    Sarah Saunders

    Director of Consultancy at Electric Lane

    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.

    Richard Everett

    Richard Everett

    Wellcome Library

    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

    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 Wicks is responsible for Business Development at Capture, focused on building trusted partnerships with clients in order to deliver a future proof system designed to elevate the value of content. Sam works with clients across various sectors from cultural and heritage to sports, helping them to understand, streamline, and create value from their digital content workflows.

    Elizabeth Cousins

    Capture Ltd

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Location

    The Workshops are held at our digitisation studio in Nuneaton:

    Genus, Hammond Close, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6RY

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