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DEVELOPING YOUR DIGITAL SKILLS: Digital Engagement with Oral History

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DEVELOPING YOUR DIGITAL SKILLS: Digital Outreach and Engagement with Oral History Collections.

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Digital Outreach and Engagement with Oral History Collections - Capture Your Story. A presentation by the founder and Director of OurStory Scotland , Jaime Valentine . OurStory Scotland is a successful community history and oral history project founded in 2002 to record the histories of Scotland's LGBT communities. Jaime's presentation is the seventh of eight webinars dedicated to the digitisation and outreach of community heritage archives.This presentation will cover recording, collecting, and sharing peoples’ stories. Sharing your story fosters a community conversation and helps our histories to be as inclusive as possible.

Get your archive and group ready to celebrate the Year of Scotland’s Stories 2022.

Developing Your Digital Skills: Digitisation

Community Catch-Up on a Thursday Lunchtime, 12.00 – 12.40 pm

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic and current restrictions of movement, we understand that people wish to continue developing their digital skills regarding their community archive, which is why The Community Archives and Heritage Group Scotland Network and Scottish Council on Archives have created the Developing Your Digital Skills: Digitisation webinar series. Topics explored in this new webinar series are the result of a recent survey.

We will start the webinar series with an Introduction to Digitisation. This will be followed each week with a webinar dedicated to practical advice on how to digitise diverse types of archival material, such as; documents and photographs, sound and moving image and 3D objects. We will also consider GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and data protection, cataloguing your digital files, and the long-term care of your digital files. Once your archive collection is digitised, you can then find out more about the benefits of community engagement on a digital platform.

Join us every Thursday, starting on the 29th April, for a short lunchtime webinar on Developing Your Digital Skills. These enjoyable and informative 40-minute webinars offer practical advice to anyone working or volunteering in community archives and heritage groups. The webinars are free to attend and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns or ideas you may have. You are welcome to attend as many as you wish by signing up for each webinar through Eventbrite. Each week the webinar will begin with a presentation from an archivist or expert speaker, followed by a Q&A session.

Why should you attend?

These webinars will equip you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • How to digitise your archive collections.
  • Increase visibility of your digital collections.
  • Strategically promote your digital collections and optimise your collection for discovery via Google and other search tools.
  • Increase your engagement with your local community and beyond.
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