Saturday, April 18, 2009

Event: Digital Futures, London, 27 April to 1 May, 2009

Likely not too late to register.

Digital Futures: from digitization to delivery

27 April to 1 May, 2009

King's College London is pleased to announce the Digital Futures 5-day training event.

Led by experts of international renown, Digital Futures focuses on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Lasting five days, Digital Futures is aimed at managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage and cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management issues of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery.

Digital Futures will cover the following core areas:
  • Planning and management
  • Fund raising
  • Understanding the audience
  • Metadata - introduction and implementation
  • Copyright and intellectual property
  • Sustainability
  • Financial issues
  • Visual and image based resource creation and delivery
  • Implementing digital resources
  • Digital preservation
There will be visits to 2 institutions to see behind the scenes and receive expert presentations. For the London Digital Futures this will be the National Gallery and the National Archives.

Digital Futures aims for no more than 25-30 delegates and every delegate will have the opportunity to also spend one-to-one time with a Digital Futures leader to discuss issues specific to them.
Digital Futures will issue a certificate of achievement to each delegate.

The Digital Futures leaders are:
  • Simon Tanner - Director of King's Digital Consultancy Services, King's College London
  • Tom Clareson - Director for New Initiatives, Lyrasis
The leaders have over 30 years of experience in the digital realm between them. Other experts will be invited to speak in their areas of expertise.

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