An Introduction to Digitisation
What will be covered? A digitised collection is a flexible resource for any museum and can be used in a variety of ways, from engaging online audiences to enhancing catalogue information for collections management activities. In this workshop, we will explore what needs to be considered when undertaking a digitisation project and how to manage the digital assets we create. Sarah Brown, Collections Trust, will also introduce the new Reproduction procedure from the recently updated SPECTRUM standard, SPECTRUM 5.0. This procedure helps ensure information about reproductions, whether digital or physical, is linked to the original objects.
Fiona Marshall, digital heritage consultant, will show some examples of how digitised collections have been used for engagement with different audiences and we’ll discuss how to plan and test for effective engagement.
Who should attend?
This briefing is aimed at: Staff and volunteers new to digitisation and digitial asset management. Staff and volunteers looking to undertake a digitisation project.
Approximate session timetable
10.00 Arrival and registration
10.15 Housekeeping and introductions
10.30 Planning for digitisation Managing digital assets SPECTRUM 5.0 and Reproduction
14.00 Engaging audiences with digitised collections
15.30 Final questions and a chance to network
- By the end of this briefing you will:
- Have an understanding of the different benefits of digitisation
- Have an understanding of how to plan for digitisation
- Have an understanding of basic digital asset management and its importance
- Have an understanding of the new SPECTRUM 5.0 Reproduction procedure
- Have an understanding of how to engage audiences with digitised collections.
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