ARA SAT are pleased to announce Digital Ambition, a day-long workshop on 27 March 2017 at Hull History Centre. Whilst ‘digital’ presents many challenges we know archivists are responding with ambitious projects to secure the future accessibility of our cultural heritage.
This event will be an opportunity to hear about how others are moving towards achieving their goals for digital collections management and digital preservation. The aim is to inspire and share as much as to educate, and archivists of all levels and experience should find it useful.
The event will start at 11am and include our AGM. Attendance is free and tea and coffee will be provided; please bring your own lunch. Come and help us explore and celebrate our digital ambitions in the City of Culture 2017!
10:30-11:00 Tea/coffee and registration
11:00-11:30 Welcome and Hull City of Culture Digital Archive – Simon Wilson, University of Hull
11:30-12:10 Making the most of open source software – Jenny Mitcham, University of York
12:10-12:30 SAT AGM
12:30-13:30 Networking lunch
13:30-14:10 Collaborative Digital Preservation in the East of England – Gary Tuson, Norfolk Record Office
14:10-14:50 From secretary hand to software: building archive skills for the future – Rachel MacGregor, Lancaster University
14:50-15:20 Open discussion with tea/coffee
15:20-15:30 Close – chair
Our focus this year is on digital literacy – exploring the skills we need to tackle archives in the 21st century – and we want to hear from you. Would you like to be more active in SAT? Get in touch! Is there something technology related you would really like training on but don’t know where to go? Drop us a line! Do you have a ‘stupid’ question you don’t know who to ask? We might just be able to help.