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Introduction to Digitisation

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The first in a series of presentations during a two-day workshop introducing digitisation to librarians and archivists in Kimberley. Organised by the Africana Library Trust.

The first in a series of presentations during a two-day workshop introducing digitisation to librarians and archivists in Kimberley. Organised by the Africana Library Trust.

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  • 1. Introduction to Digitisation
    Workshop for the Africana Library Trust
    30-31 March 2010
  • 2. Who died and made you expert?
  • 3. Who died and made you expert?
    MSS & Archives since June 2000
    Digital Imaging Project of South Africa (DISA) workshop on digitisation, September 2000
    Digitising since 2001
    Digital imaging projects
    Scanning ‘on-demand’
    2009: Carnegie Project
    2010: Digital Initiatives Department
  • 4. Talks/Papers
    Digitisation of glass plate negatives and lantern slides. Presentation to SAPCON West, October 2003
    “Digitisation projects at the University of Cape Town Libraries” (with Lesley Hart). Innovation, vol.30 2005: 32-42
    Digitisation as a means of preservation: a look at South African archives. Presentation to the National SAPCON AGM, July 2005
    The value of digitising archival material. Presentation to South African Society of Archivists, October 2006
    Snapshots of digitisation experiences at the UCT Manuscripts and Archives Department: pitfalls and triumphs. Presentation to LIASA WCHELIG group, 15 November, 2007
    Different routes, same destination. Presentation to LIASA WCHELIG group, 29 May, 2008.
  • 5. I read therefore I am
  • 6.
  • 7.
  • 8.
  • 9.
  • 10. I play, therefore I am
    2 Personal blogs
    Professional blog
    Flickr Account
    Facebook Account
    Twitter Account
    Online writer
    Library newsletter
    Etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc
  • 11. Introduce yourself
    • Name
    • 12. Institution
    • 13. Why are you here?
    • 14. What do you hope to get out of the workshop?
  • What is digitisation?
    Conversion to machine-readable format of documents, photographs, music, books…
  • 15.
  • 16. Why do we digitise?
  • 17. Why do you want to digitise?
  • 18. Why do we digitise?
    Easier to send – via email/over the web
    Makes material accessible to remote users
    Easier to manipulate/include in other documents
    It’s what users want – it’s the ‘language students are speaking now ’
    Preserves the originals
    It’s a form of reformatting/backing up – think photocopying/printing…

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