a digital preservation community of practice

February 2020 marks two years of the Australasia Preserves community of practice, and we are celebrating with an in-person workshop fo...

February monthly meetup: Digitisation and 2nd birthday!





February 2020 marks two years of the Australasia Preserves community of practice, and we are celebrating with an in-person workshop for our monthly meetup (with livestreaming for those who can't join us in Melbourne).

This event will bring together people working in digitisation across the GLAM sector.

Programme (subject to change)

9am arrival, coffee
9:30am Welcome and Introduction

9:35am Keynote: Paul Wheatley and Sharon McMeekin (Digital Preservation Coalition) - Case Studies and Cautionary tales: Digitisation and Digital Preservation

9:55am Lightning Talks
Cassandra Gorton (ANZCA) - digitising, preserving, and making available the ANZCA Bulletin, a magazine published by ANZCA since 1992, with limited technical resources
Ben Kreunen (University of Melbourne) - overview of digitisation activities
Baichen Zhao (University of New South Wales) - overview of digitisation activities
Monika McIntyre / Adrian Flint (State Library of Victoria) - overview of digitisation activities
Lee-Anne Raymond (Museums Victoria) - One Collection Item 1400+ image records

10:40am Morning tea - including AusPreserves 2 year anniversary cake!

11:10 am Breakout discussion (in the room and online)
  1. What are the gaps in digitisation workflows? 
  2. What are your pain points? 
  3. What digitisation mistakes have you made (Chatham House Rules) 
  4. Do we need an AusPreserves digitisation community? 
  5. If so, what would it look like, what are the things it could do? 

11:50am Summary and close (10 minutes)

12:30pm - optional tour of University Digitisation Centre


More details and registration.


Image is from the Sands & McDougall's Melbourne & suburban directory(1872) from the University of Melbourne Digitised Collections. http://hdl.handle.net/11343/216258