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Track 1: Digitising ManuscriptsUnderstanding the Processes for Digitising Manuscripts

Code: HDC003

Presenter: Patricia Liebetrau

Venue: Computer Lab 1

Date: Wednesday April 3, 2013 – Thursday April 4, 2013

Duration: 2 days

Style: Workshop, participants hands on with equipment

Participants: 12

Prerequisite: Digital Imaging Essentials

Cost: R3,330 (ex VAT)

Building on the foundation of the Digital Imaging Essentials masterclass, this masterclass is Day 1 and 2 of the “Digitising Manuscripts” track. Patricia Liebetrau will teach from extensive experience in multiple projects including leading UKZN’s DISA project that developed one of South Africa’s most extensive digital repositories of open access heritage resources.

What content will be covered?

The masterclass covers the essentials of digitising archival documents for preservation and web access purposes using open international standards. Related issues such as equipment, selection guidelines and quality assurance processes will also be covered.

What will I gain?

At the end of the masterclass you will understand the archival document conversion process from physical format to digital format. You will be familiar with the internationally accepted standards for digitisation as well as techniques to deal with common problems.

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