12.0420 Digitisation Summer School

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 19:04:33 +0000 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 420.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 19:09:59 +0000
From: Ann Gow <a.gow@arts.gla.ac.uk>
Subject: Digitisation Summer School

Dear Colleagues,

Following the great success of the 1998 Glasgow Digitisation Summer
School, The Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute
(HATII) at the University of Glasgow is pleased to announce the second
annual international Digitisation Summer School, 4 - 9 July 1999.

Full information and course details can be found on the HATII web
pages at: http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/DigiSS99/

The availability of high-quality digital content is central to
improved public access, teaching, and research about heritage
information. Archivists, librarians, and museum professionals are
among the many groups that are increasingly involved in creating
digital resources to improve access and understanding to their
collections. Skills in understanding the principles and best practice
in the digitisation of primary textual and image resources have broad
value. Participants in the course will examine the advantages of
developing digital collections of heritage materials, as well as
investigate issues involved in creating, curating, and managing access
to such collections. The lectures will be supplemented by seminars and
practical exercises. In these, participants will apply the practical
skills they acquire to the digitisation of an analogue collection
which they have selected (print, image e.g. photographic or slide,
music manuscripts, or map). The focus will be on working with primary
source material not otherwise available in digital form.

The one-week intensive course will consist of lectures, seminars,
lab-based practicals (offering both guided tuition, as well as an
opportunity for individual skill development), and visits to the
Glasgow University Library and Archive collections. (A full programme
can be found at our website.)

Places are limited on the course, so please register early to
confirm a place.


Course Fees (including study materials, mid-morning coffee, lunch,
and afternoon tea breaks, not including accomdation):

- Advanced booking discounted price before 30 April 1999: 550

- Normal price: 600 sterling (applies after 1 May 1999)

- Student price: 400 sterling

Please use the web page to register online at:

or contact:

Mrs Ann Law,
Secretary, HATII
Institute, University of Glasgow
2 University Gardens

Tel. and Fax: (+44 141) 330 5512
Email: a.law@arts.gla.ac.uk

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