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These workshops will equip you with the knowledge and skills to:
- Increase visibility of your digital collections
- Evaluate impact and realise the benefits of investment in your digital collections
- Strategically promote your digital collections in appropriate contexts, for a range of audiences
- Optimise your collection for discovery via Google and other search tools
- Use web analytics to track and monitor access and usage of your digital collections
If your organisation has digital collections, or plans to develop them, our workshops will help you maximise the reach of those collections online, demonstrate the impact of their usage and help you build for future sustainability.
Why is this important?
The way in which digital collections and individual items are created and maintained on the web will significantly affect the discoverability and use of your resources for teaching, learning and research.
By developing workflows aimed at the promotion and discoverability of assets, collection owners can improve the visibility and persistence of their content, as well as increasing the return on investment from their creation.
The live sessions will involve presentations, audio and interactive chat both as a whole class and in break-out groups. We will also set a short offline assignment between session one and two.
During the sessions you will have plenty of opportunities for discussions and communication with your peers. We encourage participation and hope that you will feel able to share your experiences and examples of good practice with the group. You will also receive access to a dedicated online course support area where you can continue your learning and get support post-course.
The session will be run in Adobe Connect. In order to access the session you will require a web browser running Adobe Flash, and a headset or headphones and a microphone.
Who should attend
The resource discovery and impact programme has been designed for anyone who manages, supports and/or promotes digital collections online for learning, teaching and research. It will benefit librarians, archivists and information professionals in higher education as well as in the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) sector.
Many of the techniques covered in the course are relevant to resource discovery for all types of collections online, however the course is most relevant to collections that belong directly to institutions, including digitised and born-digital resources, rather than bought in resources such as commercial e-journal or e-book collections.
- Have experience of working with digital collections published on the web
- Be aware of relevant interests of students and researchers within their institution
- Be confident users of web interfaces
- Have the authority to implement practical exercises such as schema.org to one or more digital collections within their institution
What we cover
Delegates will learn more about:
- Factors affecting the reuse of digital content by teachers and researchers
- Strategies for promoting digital collections and their content, including case studies exemplifying resource discovery techniques in action
- Approaches to ensuring Google and other search engines index and display relevant information from their digital collection website(s) in search result
- Schema.org as a mechanism to boost online discoverability
Organisations will be able to increase visibility and discoverability of their digital collections by applying practical tips and strategic advice in promoting collections.
Pricing and eligibility
Jisc members and galleries, libraries, archives and museums sector - £200 + VAT1.
Book this course and recieve £50 off our Measuring usage and impact with digital collections course
- 1 VAT is charged at 20% of the value of the service. If you are a member of Jisc’s VAT-exempt cost sharing group, and you are able to provide confirmation of the exact taxable/exempt use of the service, we will be able to reduce the amount of VAT chargeable to reflect the taxable business use proportion of the service only. This additional information is required as a result of a change to HMRC policy. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require more information.
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