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Conservation for Digitisation - a Collaborative Internship

Emerging Professionals Network

From: Wednesday 14.10.20
at 6:00pm
To: Wednesday 14.10.20
at 7:30pm
Location:

Online

Cost:

Free

Event type: 
Seminar
Event language: 
English
Summary: 

The Emerging Professionals Network is pleased to bring you the Conservation for Digitisation Webinar. The event will be led by Emma Skinner showcasing a personal reflection on the emerging discipline of Conservation for Digitisation based on her internship experience at The British Library, The National Archives and Bodleian Libraries over the last two years.

Event description: 

Emma will explore what the digitisation of cultural heritage is and why it is important, as well as exploring what is Conservation for Digitisation and what skills are needed to be a Digitisation Conservator. She will divide the complex, multi-disciplinary digitisation workflow into its component parts in order to aid understanding. Each stage will look at how the Conservator's role is integral to project delivery, ensuring material is digitised safely and the best image possible can be captured. The talk will conclude with some lessons learnt, hopes for the future and an overview of what are perceived to be some of the key challenges that lie ahead for the heritage sector in terms of access to and the preservation of heritage collections. The conception of the internship will be discussed by Virginia Llado-Buisan, Head of Conservation & Collection Care at the Bodleian Libraries.

We warmly invite you to join us and be a part of our audience.