Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Received via email...


We are are pleased to announce the Digital Futures Academy 5 day
training event:

Digital Futures Academy: Sydney, Australia.
1st - 5th February 2010

Digital Futures Academy: from digitization to delivery, London,UK
19th - 23rd April 2010

Book early as places are limited and early bird discounts are available!

Led by international experts, Digital Futures focuses on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Lasting 5 days, Digital Futures is aimed at managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage, media and
cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management issues involved in 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
Sydney highlights:
There will be visits to the State Library, NSW and the Powerhouse Museum
to see behind the scenes and receive expert presentations.

London highlights:
The visits will be tot he National Gallery and The National Archives to
see behind the scenes and gain expert advice and presentations.

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:
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.

What past delegates say about Digital Futures:

* "Excellent - I would recommend DF to anyone anticipating a
digitization program"

* "The team was exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly and personable."

* "Excellent, informative and enjoyable. Thank you."

* "A really useful course and great fun too!"

Digital Futures is run by King's Digital Consultancy Services and the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London working in co-operation with Lyrasis, USA. Digital Futures Australasia is made possible with the co-operation of the Library of the University of
Technology, Sydney.

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