Collections Trust MDO Briefing Day: JISC Digital Media

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A presentation given by Stephen Gray from JISC Digital Media at the Collections Trust Briefing Day for Museum Development Officers in London on 23 November 2009

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Collections Trust MDO Briefing Day: JISC Digital Media

  1. 1. JISC Digital Media Stephen Gray Technical Support Officer for Moving Images [email_address]
  2. 2. JISC Digital Media Who we are <ul><li>Formerly TASI </li></ul><ul><li>JISC-funded service offering free advice on all aspects of ‘ digital media’ to UK’s educational and cultural heritage sectors </li></ul>
  3. 3. JISC Digital Media Who we are Still Images Audio Video Cross-media
  4. 4. JISC Digital Media Who we are Library science Media production & photography Conservation & media archives e-learning
  5. 5. JISC Digital Media Services
  6. 6. What we do Helpdesk service <ul><ul><li>info@jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operates 5 days a week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We acknowledge queries within 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>working day and respond within 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warning: queries usually prompt a list of further questions! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What we do Workshops <ul><ul><li>Digitising to archival standards (video, audio, images) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media production (video, audio, images) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing and managing collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata (video, audio, images) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright and IPR </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What we do The Website: Web 2.0 tools <ul><ul><li>Sign up to mailing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>list (500 users) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Newsfeed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter feed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live ‘surgeries’ </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What we do The Website: Advice documents <ul><ul><li>Over 200 available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searchable by media type: image, video, audio or cross-media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or by lifecycle phase: creating, digitising, managing, finding & using </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Colour Management for Still Images </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting for a Digitisation Project </li></ul><ul><li>Guide to Image Editing Software </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up a Workspace for Digitising Images </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright and Digital Images </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata and Audio Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Planning a Video Digitisation Project </li></ul><ul><li>Digitisation Staff Training </li></ul>What we do The Website: Advice documents
  11. 11. What we do Consultancy <ul><li>Assisting with funding applications </li></ul><ul><li>Advising on long-term media preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Helping with collection development </li></ul><ul><li>Developing institutional policy </li></ul><ul><li>Research relating to digital media </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why do museum folk use JISC Digital Media?
  13. 13. Museum case study Theatre Collection An accredited museum and research centre dedicated to the study of British theatre history.
  14. 14. Museum case study Theatre Collection <ul><li>MLA-funded project </li></ul><ul><li>Dual aims: access and preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Collection: 19 th century theatre-related photographs, magic lantern slides, textured drawings, glass plates </li></ul>
  15. 15. Museum case study Theatre Collection <ul><li>Advised on initial project structure </li></ul><ul><li>Provided training in scanning techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Offered best practice in handling fragile original materials </li></ul>
  16. 16. Museum case study Theatre Collection <ul><li>Set up scanning workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Set up metadata workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Advised on digital asset management system </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested ways to maximise accessibility and usefulness of new online image collection </li></ul>
  17. 17. In conclusion <ul><li>We are a standards-based organisation </li></ul><ul><li>We are a free-to-use advisory service </li></ul><ul><li>We can help with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>meeting technical challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>project management advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creating, managing, using and preserving digital media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk </li></ul></ul>

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