Monthly Archives: April 2015

Just a few weeks left

Our first workshop, Exploring Models for Digital Access, is just a couple of weeks away! The programme is still being finalised but it’s shaping up to be a great event.

The workshop will begin with a discussion of three past strategies and approaches regarding the provision of digital resources developed and implemented by cultural organisations in Scotland. Matthew Jarron, Curator of Museum Collections at the University of Dundee, and Mungo Campbell, Deputy Director of The Hunterian, will offer their reflections on the Revealing Hidden Collections project initiated by University Museums in Scotland (UMIS). Following this, Dr William Killbride, Executive Director of the Digital Preservation Coalition, and Dr Martin Bellamy, Head of Research for Glasgow Life, will discuss the Collections Navigator portal. Lastly, Dr Graham Turbull, from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), will speak about the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network (SCRAN).

After these presentations, each of which will be accompanied by a brief Q&A session, workshop participants will break-down into small groups to share and discuss their experiences working with digital resources, and strategies used to assess the impact and value of these existing models. After this, everyone will reassemble to share these reflections and findings with the larger group. It’s here that participants will have the chance to bring ideas to the table, and set the agenda for future events organised by the Scottish Network on Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation. What do you think have been some of the successes — but also failures — of past initiatives? What issues need addressing in order to provide resources that meet the diverse needs of users and those working in the cultural heritage sector?

There are only a few spaces left so make sure to register through Eventbrite!