12.0564 Glasgow Digitisation Summer School

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 564.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 21:33:37 +0100
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
Subject: Glasgow Digitisation Summer School '99

April 19, 1999

Glasgow Digitization Summer School
July 4-9, 1999: Glasgow, Scotland


>Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 16:40:01 +0100
>To: david@ninch.org
>From: Dr Seamus Ross <s.ross@arts.gla.ac.uk>

Digitisation Summer School '99
HATII, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, 4-9 July 1999


Following the great success of the 1998 Glasgow Digitisation Summer School,
the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) is
pleased to announce the Second International Digitisation Summer School

Full details of the course and preliminary registration materials can be
found at:

The availability of high-quality digital content is central for improving
public access to the heritage and enabling teaching and research. This
one-week intensive programme will be of value to students, academics, and
professionals working in the cultural and humanities sector (archives,
museums, libraries).

It delivers skills, principles, and best practice in the digitisation of
primary textual and images resources with strong emphasis on interactive
seminars and practical exercises. With expert guidance, you will examine
the advantages of developing digital collections of heritage materials and
investigate issues involved in creating, curating, and managing access to
such collections. The focus will be on working with primary source
materials not otherwise available in digital form.

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.

Participants are encouraged to bring material related to their own
interests or to those of their home institution. Where this is not
practical, material from the University of Glasgow's collections will be
made available.

Aims and Objectives
After completing the course, participants will:

-be familiar with major digitisation projects and how they are being run;
-acquire the skills to select materials for digitisation and provide sound
justifications for their decisions;
-be able to define the standards to be used depending upon the type of
documentary or image material with which they are working and the
objectives of a particular digitisation initiative;
-gain the skills to manage the digitisation process from end-to-end;
-appreciate the role and types of metadata used to assure the long term
reusability of digital materials;
-acquire the skills to create suitable metadata;
-be able to determine the costs of digitisation projects;
-be able to plan appropriate storage and access facilities; and,
-understand the application of the techniques to various heritage sectors,
including archives, libraries, special collections, and museums.

Time scale (Detailed Timetable)
The one-week intensive course will consist of 10 lectures; 5 seminars; 5
lab-based practicals (offering both guided tuition, as well as an
opportunity for individual practice); and 2 visits to the Glasgow
University Library and Archive collections. (Daily schedule: 9-9:55
Lecture, 10-11 Seminar, 11:30-12:45 Lecture, 14:16:15 Practical, 16:30-18:30
Individual Practice)
Costs, Registration, and Deadlines

Course Fees (including study materials, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and
afternoon tea breaks, not including accommodation):
Advanced booking discounted price before 30 April 1999: 550 sterling.
Normal price: 600 sterling (applies after 1 May 1999)
Student price: 400 sterling

More information can be found at:

The Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute, University of
Glasgow, George Service House, 11 University Gardens, GLASGOW G12 8QQ, UK.
Telephone: (+44 141) 330 5512 | Fax: (+44 141) 330 3788

Dr Seamus Ross
Director, Humanities Computing & Information Management
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute
Faculty Office, Faculty of Arts
6 University Avenue
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, G12 8QQ

Telephone: 0141 330 3635 (direct)
Secretary: 0141 330 5512 (Mrs Ann Law)
Fax: 0141 330 3788
email: seamusr@arts.gla.ac.uk

Institute Website:

David L. Green
Executive Director
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington DC 20036
202/296-5346 202/872-0886 fax

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