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DIGITAL FUTURES

We have 2 places remaining on the Digital Futures Academy run by Simon Tanner and Tom Clareson.

The full programme and rates are available here: http://www.kdcs.kcl.ac.uk/digifutures/london.html

Guest speakers include:
Professor Tim Hitchcock, University of Hertfordshire
William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition
Alistair Dunning, The European Library

We will visit behind the scenes at The National Gallery and The British Library.

If you wish to come then please email me.

We have 23 delegates so far this year from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, representing libraries, museums, archives, plus corporate and national repositories. Delegates range from senior management, curatorial and content specialists to technical implementation staff.

All my best
Simon Tanner

Digital Futures Academy
The British Library, London
March 19-23, 2012
http://www.kdcs.kcl.ac.uk/digifutures/london.html

King’s College London is pleased to announce the Digital Futures Academy 5-day training event. We are thrilled that this year it will be hosted at The British Library.

Digital Futures focuses on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Lasting five days, Digital Futures 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. Delegates will also receive 2 half day visits with expert talks and behind the scenes tours of The National Gallery and The British Library.

As the Academy enters its 9th year we invite you to join our experts of international renown in London, UK. Delegates from over 40 countries have experienced the benefits of the Digital Futures Academy. This is what they have said:
               “Excellent – I would recommend DF to anyone anticipating a digitization program”
               “I was very pleased. The team was exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly and personable.”
               “Thanks, it has been an invaluable experience.”
               “A really useful course and great fun too!”

Digital Futures is led by Simon Tanner, Director of Digital Consultancy at King’s College London and Tom Clareson, Lyrasis. They have over 20 years experience each and worked on over 500 digital projects across the world in delivering digital content or preserving culture. They will be supported by Alistair Dunning of  The European Library and William Kilbride of the Digital Preservation Coalition.  Other experts at the National Gallery and The British Library will give talks during the tours.

Digital Futures  covers the following core areas:
               Planning and management
               Fund raising
               Understanding the audience
               Social media and its impact
               Metadata – introduction and implementation
               Copyright and intellectual property
               Sustainability, value and impact
               Financial issues
               Implementing digital resources
               Digital preservation
A certificate of attainment is offered to all Digital Futures Academy delegates on completion of the course.

If you are interested, please email me as soon as possible, spaces are limited.

Best regards,
Simon

Simon Tanner
Director of Digital Consultancy (KDCS)
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Email: simon.tanner@kcl.ac.uk
Web: www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh/ http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh/ and www.kdcs.kcl.ac.uk http://www.kdcs.kcl.ac.uk/
Twitter: @SimonTanner http://twitter.com/#!/SimonTanner
Phone: +44(0)7887-691716 (direct)   +44(0)20-7848-2861 (Dept Office)

Co-Director of MA in Digital Asset Management<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/depts/cch/pg/madam/>
DDH research and teaching: my personal page<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh/people/core/tanner/index.aspx>

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Digitisation Perspectives

INVITATION TO A BOOK LAUNCH FOR

‘DIGITISATION PERSPECTIVES’

Digitisation Perspectives
Edited by Ruth Rikowski

Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2011

ISBN 978-94-6091-297-9 (pbk); 978-94-6091-6 (hdbk);

978-94-6091-299-3 (e-book)

£35.00 (pbk); £75.00 (hdbk)

https://www.sensepublishers.com/product_info.php?products_id=1158&osCsid=f255a6ffa2e20417688cf96c4ae8976e

Part of Book Series: ‘Educational Futures: Rethinking Theory and Practice’

Series Editor: Michael A. Peters

Digitisation Perspectives will be launched on Wednesday 16th February 2011,  17.30 – 20.00
At: Wilkins Terrace Restaurant
University College London
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT, England

Digitisation Perspectives includes contributions from 22 experts worldwide.

Foreword by Simon Tanner, Director Digital Consultancy, King’s College London, who says that the book: “…seeks to address and answer some of the big questions of digitisation…It succeeds on many levels…”

Topics covered include: electronic theses, search engine technology, digitisation of ancient manuscripts, citation indexing, reference services, digitisation in Africa, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, new media and scholarly publishing. The final chapter explores virtual libraries, posing some interesting questions for possible futures.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

FOREWORD:  SIMON TANNER, DIRECTOR, KING’S DIGITAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES, KING’S COLLEGE, LONDON

INTRODUCTION:  RUTH RIKOWSKI

PART 1: BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW TO DIGITISATION AND DIGITAL LIBRARIES

Chapter 1:  The Rise of Digitization: An Overview – Melissa M. Terras         

Chapter 2:  Digital Libraries and Digitisation: an overview and critique – Ruth Rikowski            

Chapter 3:  Digital Knowledge Resources – M. Paul Pandian              

Chapter 4: Digitisation: research, sophisticated search engines, evaluation: all that and more – Ruth Rikowski

PART 2: DIGITISATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Chapter 5:  Improving student mental models in a new university information setting – Alan Rosling and Kathryn Chapman

Chapter 6:  Electronic Theses and Dissertations: promoting ‘hidden’ research – Susan Copeland

Chapter 7:  Learning Systems in Post-Statutory Education – Paul Catherall

Chapter 8:  Going Digital: the transformation of scholarly communication and academic libraries – Isaac Hunter Dunlap

PART 3: DIGITISATION AND INEQUALITIES

Chapter 9:  Hegemony and the Web: the Struggle for Hegemony in a Digital Age – Tony Ward

Chapter 10: Digital libraries: an opportunity for African education – Dieu Hack-Polay    

Chapter 11:        Critical Perspectives on Digitising Africa – by Leburn Rose

PART 4: DIGITAL LIBRARIES, REFERENCE SERVICES AND CITATION INDEXING

Chapter 12: Digital Library and Digital Reference Service: integration and mutual complementarity – Jia Liu            

Chapter 13: The New Generation of Citation Indexing in the Age of Digital Libraries – Mengxiong Liu and Peggy Cabrera        

PART 5: DIGITISATION OF RARE, VALUED AND SCHOLARLY WORKS   

Chapter 14: Building the Virtual Scriptorium – Tatiana Nikolova-Houston and Ron Houston               

Chapter 15: SPARC: creating innovative models and environments for scholarly research and communication – Heather Joseph    

Chapter 16: Impacts of New Media on Scholarly Publishing – Yehuda E. Kalay                     

PART 6: FUTURISTIC DEVELOPMENTS OF DIGITISATION

Chapter 17: Meeting and Serving Users in Their New Work (and Play) Spaces – Tom Peters       

Chapter 18: Virtual Libraries and Education in Virtual Worlds: twenty-first century library services – Lori Bell, Mary-Carol Lindbloom, Tom Peters and Kitty Pope                               

CONCLUSION: RUTH RIKOWSKI

Cover designed by Victor Rikowski

Refreshments provided.
Confirmed speakers at the launch include:

An Introduction by Andy Dawson, Senior Teaching Fellow and MSc Information Science Programme Director, Department of Information Studies, UCL.

Ruth Rikowski is a Freelance Editor, commissioning books for Chandos Publishing, Oxford. She is an Associate of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Librarian. Ruth Rikowski is the author of Globalisation, Information and Libraries (Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2005) and the editor of Knowledge Management: social, cultural and theoretical perspectives (Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2007). She has also written numerous articles and given many talks; focusing in particular on the topics of globalisation, knowledge management and information technology. Ruth Rikowski is on the Editorial Board of Policy Futures in Education and Information for Social Change. The Rikowski website, ‘The Flow of Ideas’ can be found at www.flowideas.co.uk and her blog, ‘Ruth Rikowski Updates’ is at http://ruthrikowskiupdates.blogspot.com/

Paul Catherall is a librarian currently working at University of Liverpool, UK. Paul has worked in E-Learning and technical support roles over a number of years and his current role involves providing library services to students studying online. Paul also worked for several years as a college lecturer in Information Communications Technology.  Paul is also undertaking a PhD within the area of E-Learning and is a graduate of Glyndŵr University, formerly the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (B.A.) and John Moores University (M.A. Dist). Paul is also an associate of the Higher Education Academy and chartered member of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). Paul has also been active in various CILIP affiliated groups, including the Career Development Group and is a member of the Editorial Board for the collective forum and journal Information for Social Change. Paul has authored various published journal articles and texts including a stand-alone book Delivering E-Learning for Information Services in Higher Education (Chandos 2005).

Julianne Nyhan – on behalf of Melissa Terras, who is a Senior Lecturer in Electronic Communication in the Department of Information Studies, University College London, and the Deputy Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. With a background in Classical Art History and English Literature, and Computing Science, her doctorate (University of Oxford) examined how to use advanced information engineering technologies to interpret and read the Vindolanda texts.  She is a general editor of DHQ (Digital Humanities Quarterly) and Secretary of the Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing. Her research focuses on the use of computational techniques to enable research in the arts and humanities that would otherwise be impossible.

Places limited for the book launch: R.S.V.P: Rikowskigr@aol.com

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