Practical issues will be highlighted at a special workshop on Implementing open Digitisation being presented by the Collections Trust at the Museums Association Conference in Edinburgh on Friday 9 November.
This workshop follows the recent launch of the Open Digitisation project, which is focused on engagement events, collaborative infrastructures, repurposing and the development of open-source technologies, open content licencing, and crowdfunding of digitisation initiatives.
The Collections Trust’s Chief Executive Nick Poole and Adrian Murphy, Digital Media Manager at Horniman Museum and Gardens, will make formal presentations at the workshop and then lead a discussion with delegates about the issues raised.
Nick Poole is also participating in a MA Conference session titled “Ethical dilemmas for the 21st-century museum”, which will be chaired by Nick Merriman, convener of the MA’s ethics committee and director of the Manchester Museum. Speakers will look at ethics across a range of disciplines to offer new approaches to the moral challenges and opportunities facing those working in museums.
The Collections Trust will be exhibiting on stand 26 at the conference. It will demonstrate the new comparison database created for its Collections Management System Software Survey 2012-13, and formally launch its latest publication Collections and Governance: A Practical Guide.
Museums Association Conference website: www.museumsassociation.org/conference