2017 Seeing the positives in digitising negatives: unconference

Digitising Transparencies in Heritage Institutions
15th August 2017, Cambridge University Library, Milstein room

This is an unconference and workshop for digitisation practitioners to discuss, share and take forward current practise, including both curatorial and collection care perspectives. Exact topics for the discussions are to be decided on the day depending on the interest of the attendees, to fit in with the unconference format. Presentations on their respective digitisation setups will be given by the National Library of Wales, John Rylands Library and Cambridge University Library.

The day is organised by AHFAP Special Interest Group for Libraries and Archives, and all enquires should be directed to Maciej Pawlikowski or Simon Barnes.


AHFAP Members – £10
Non-members – £20

Just 40 tickets are available. We have limited the maximum number of tickets per booking to four tickets and would request that institutions keep to this limit. We may be able to offer more tickets nearer to the day.

Lunch is included. If you have any dietary requirements please contact Maciej Pawlikowski.

To register and pay for a ticket, please use our external booking facility (hosted by Eventbrite). To pay by invoice or cheque, please select the amount of tickets you require and select “Show other payment options” under the Order Now button, then click the Pay Offline button and follow the instructions to complete your registration.

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Provisional Timetable

9:00 Registration – Tea and coffee
9:20 Curatorial perspective
9:40 Conservation/collection care perspective
9:50 1-2 mins introduction per person to discuss their own experiences
11:00 Tea break
11:15 Select topics for panel discussions
11:40 Panel 1
12:10 Panel 2
12:40 Lunch
13:30 Panel 3
14:00 Panel 4
14:30 Practical demonstrations and user cases from National Library of Wales, The John Rylands Library and Cambridge University Library
16:00 Afternoon break
16:20 Discussion – pros and cons of each demonstration and other methods
16:30 Summary

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The unconference will be held in the Milstein Room.

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