Workshop at DDays 2017: The journey from physical to digital and advancements in culture heritage digitisation

Abstract

This two-part workshop will introduce the basics of the digitisation lifecycle with emphasis on workflows and best practice, and facilitate a discussion about optimisation of the end-to-end digitisation process to increase scalability and improve the quality and usability of the digitised assets.

The morning session will cover the main steps of the digitisation process, from preparation to access and re-use. It is aimed at those with little or no experience of the digitisation process and who are planning to set up their own digitisation service or are interested in commissioning digitisation from others. The session will help users of digitised content and researchers gain an insight into the way culture heritage institutions plan and deliver digitisation.

The afternoon session will consider options for modifications in the digitisation process to introduce efficiency and increase capacity, and improve usability and sharing of digital assets. It is aimed at culture heritage institutions, researchers, service providers and others who deliver or support digitisation and work to optimise end-to-end digitisation operations.

Planned schedule

Morning session: Introduction to digitisation: workflows, tools, standards and challenges
Digitisation experts will present an overview of the end-to-end digitisation process to include the preparation of physical collections, image capture and quality assurance, post-capture processing and digital publishing. The presenters will reflect on their experience of delivering digitisation and recommend best practice.

Lunch

Afternoon session: Advances in the end-to-end digitisation of culture heritage collections
Participants will have the opportunity to contribute to experts-led break-out sessions which will discuss workflow management, optimisation of different stages of the digitisation process, semantic enrichment, and shared and open access to data.

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