Digitisation can increase access to collections, provide surrogates for vulnerable originals and enable virtual reunification of collections. But how do you know where to start? What equipment do you need, what type of image should you create, how do you prepare items for digitisation and make plans for their digital access? This training day concentrates on 'still image' capture and includes the processes involved in planning digitisation. It is focused on the digitisation of library and archive materials, though the principles are transferable to other formats. The day includes guidance on image specification, file formats, condition assessments, choosing equipment and planning for online access. You will be invited to sign up for one of two available tours: the British Library Imaging Services studio or the Qatar Digitisation Project studio. For further information about the course, please contact the Course Organiser: firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 1243 818219. For further information about booking, please telephone the Bookings Office: +44 (0)1243 818300. Website: www.westdean.org.uk The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the second largest library in the world.
Rossitza Atanassova, Digital Curator Digitisation, Collections Division, British Library.