Tech Tools For Showing Collection Items Live Online

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Dr. Tabitha Tuckett will discuss the pros and cons of some of the methods and equipment available to showcase collections online.

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Many libraries, archives and museums have needed to move their events, teaching and reader services online during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this is likely to continue with the increased use of online engagement and offsite storage. Yet conveying the materiality of three-dimensional collection items, including rare books, archives and prints, during a live online session is a challenge. Dr. Tabitha Tuckett will discuss the pros and cons of some of the methods and equipment available to do this, finishing with a low-tech practical session in the final half hour.

If you would like to participate in the low-tech practical session from 1pm, please have to hand:

- A smartphone (or handheld webcam or similar device), in addition to the device you are using to attend the event;

- A suitable household object or an out-of-copyright book or similar item, which you would be happy to show publicly on-screen using your second device. Bear in mind that the session might be recorded, so items will need to be out of copyright and not contain personal data.

If you plan to use a smartphone, please download the Zoom app to your phone if possible before the event. If using a handheld webcam, connect it to your main device and make sure that Zoom recognises it as a camera.

Tabitha Tuckett has worked in rare-books librarianship and archives for over 15 years. Since 2012 she has specialised in running teaching, events, exhibitions, research and outreach programmes with special collections, and embedding this work into the whole collection-management lifecycle. She trained at the Warburg Institute Library and UCL before working at Magdalen College Library, Oxford and UCL Special Collections. She has also worked as an academic in Classics, English and Library Studies and in Widening Participation at universities in Oxford, Newcastle and London. Alongside librarianship, she is a ’cellist and set up and ran an award-winning music-in-hospitals project for seven years.

This event is available for individual and institutional members of ARLIS UK & Ireland only.

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Organiser ARLIS/UK & Ireland: the Art Libraries Society

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ARLIS/UK & Ireland: the Art Libraries Society is the professional organisation for people involved in providing library and information services and documenting resources in the visual arts.

Founded in 1969, the Society is an educational charity with over 700 members worldwide, including librarians, archivists, libraries, publishers and specialist library suppliers.

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Our members work in libraries and archives serving the academic, public, gallery and museum sectors.

We welcome as members people and organisations with an interest in the documentation of art and design and the provision of library and information services to artists, designers and architects.

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