Digital Futures Academy: from digitization to delivery (First Announcement)
13th - 17th September 2004 at King's College London.
King's College London and OCLC-PICA are pleased to announce that in
September 2004 the first Digital Futures Academy will be held in London.
Led by experts of international renown, the Digital Futures Academy will
focus on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from
cultural and memory institutions. Lasting five days, the Academy is aimed
at managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage and
cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management issues
of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery.
The Academy will cover the following core areas:
* Planning and management
* Fund raising and sustainability
* Key technical concepts
* Creating and delivering textual resources
* Visual and image based resource creation and delivery
* Metadata - introduction and implementation
* Implementing digital resources
* Digital preservation
The Academy will aim for no more than 40 delegates and every delegate will
have the opportunity to also spend one-to-one time with an Academy leader
to discuss issues specific to them. The Academy will issue a certificate of
achievement to each delegate.
The Academy leaders are:
* Simon Tanner - Director of King's Digital Consultancy Services, King's
* Marilyn Deegan - Director of Research Development, Centre for Computing
in the Humanities, King's College London.
* Tom Clareson - Manager, Education & Planning, Digital Collection
& Preservation Services Division, OCLC.
The Academy leaders have over 40 years of experience in the digital realm
between them. Other experts will be invited to speak in their areas of
This is a pre-registration notice to introduce the Academy in its inaugural
year and invite interest prior to the registration commencing 1st June 2004.
Cost: £750 (excluding VAT and accommodation)
Venue: King's College London
Dates: 13-17 September 2004
To register interest and to receive a full curriculum and registration
form, please e-mail: [log in to unmask]
The Digital Futures Academy is a joint venture between King's College
London and OCLC-PICA. It is run by King's Digital Consultancy Services and
the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London.
Director, KCL Digital Consultancy Services
King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1678 mob: +44 (0)7793 403542
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