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Managing Digital Media Collections

ILRT, 8-10 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1HH

United Kingdom

Learning Objectives
-Planning your digital collection
-DAMS, MAMS, CMS or repository: what's in a management system?
-Selection and preparation of content
-Defining your metadata: usefully describing your media
-Google and you: making your collection searchable via the web
-Sustainability and digital preservation
Training Fee
£150 for participants from UK Higher or Further Education. £175 for participants from government, charities, libraries, galleries or museums
Target Audience1
Contact E-Mail
18 Oct 2011 10:00am - 04:30pm

Now that many important materials are in a digital form, building an accessible online media collection which successfully delivers images, sounds, video and other media is a goal of many institutions. Until recently, expensive Digital Asset Management systems where the most viable option, but now open source server applications such as Dspace, Omeka and Drupal hold the promise of truly interoperable and standards-based collection management. This one day course will offer a model of digital collection management, based upon open source solutions. Attendees will gain hands-on experience of planning, building, managing and delivering a digital media collection.

This workshop is aimed at attendees planning to build, manage or deliver a digital collection, especially those within the educational or cultural heritage sectors. You do not need any prior experience of collection management but familiarity with digital media (images, video or audio) would be an advantage.

1. Based on DPOE audience levels.

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