April 18, 2012

Digitising Collections

With accessible, affordable equipment and the integration of the web into everyday life there is an increasing demand to digitise collections, but how do we keep these resource hungry projects from becoming white elephants?

This one day event will provide participants with the information and skills to make better decisions about digitisation projects and the management of digital material in museums and galleries. A series of panel discussions will address issues including:

     ° Planning digitisation projects

     ° Managing copyright, ethical and artists rights issues in a digital environment

     ° Current and future uses of digital material that may impact on digitisation projects

Hands on workshops will be held in the afternoon at the Powerhouse Museum, Art Gallery of NSW and State Library of NSW focusing on the digitisation of specific material including artworks, three dimensional objects, glass plate negatives, maps and other large format documents.

Digitising Collections is an M&G NSW event in partnership with the Powerhouse Museum, in conjunction with Art Gallery NSW and State Library of NSW.

When: Thursday 31 May 2012, 9.00am – 4.30pm
Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney
Admission: $85 full price / $60 concession (includes lunch and required transport to practical session)
Further information: mgnsw.org.au/sector_development/digitising_collections/

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