The Archives & Records Association both holds and participates in many events throughout the year. Below you will see our complete programme of regional and themed training events with booking details

ARA South East region Digitisation event and Royal Archives visit
Jun 30

ARA South East region Digitisation event and Royal...

Our theme for the day is digitisation.


Our theme for the day is digitisation.

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  • The next ARA South East training day will be held at The Royal Archives in Windsor on Friday 30 June 2017.

    Our theme for the day is digitisation and we will be joined by speakers from The National Archives, The Royal Archives and Access Digital. Full details can be found in the Programme and Directions and Travel Info below.

    The day will include a tour of St. George's Chapel Archives and a visit to the Royal Archives, including the chance to see an archives exhibition in the Round Tower at Windsor Castle.

    The event is free to ARA members but numbers are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 


    ARA South East Regional Meeting and Training Day

    Windsor Castle 30/06/2017

    Important: please read the arrival information carefully and ensure you arrive promptly. Latecomers will not able to join the group after we have proceeded through security.

    10:00-10:45 Attendees should meet on the pavement outside King Henry VIII Gate at 10:00am (please see map included with the Directions and Travel Info). All visitors are required to undergo airport-style security checks, so please bring as little as possible with you to ensure we are able to move swiftly through security. More information about visiting, including security procedures, can be found on the castle website:

     Please note that there are around 100 steps to climb to visit the Royal Archives, which are located in the Round Tower.

    10:30-10:45 Refreshments (tea and coffee will be provided) and welcome from the Chair

    10:45-11:00 Introduction to the Royal Archives digitisation projects – Laura Hobbs, Archivist, Royal Archives

     Laura will provide a brief overview history of the Royal Archives and explain about the scanning projects that are currently being worked on. Please take a look at the downloadable guide to the Royal Archives on the monarchy website for some context:

    11:00-11:30 Planning Digitisation Projects for Success - Chris Mumby, Head of Commercial Services, The National Archives

    Successful digitisation projects run smoothly and deliver to expectation. However, once started they are hard to change without incurring high levels of cost and introducing complexity that can potentially derail them. This talk will look at the initial planning and scoping considerations that need to be understood to ensure objectives and outcomes are achieved within plan. Knowing the right questions to ask is important, but so is understanding the implications of the answers in order to create process that has a chance of succeeding. We will look at the practical impact of key decisions and how the balance between delivery and budget can be achieved by the right scoping.

    11:30-12:00 Know Your Format - Mixed Media Collections & Creative Approaches to Digitisation - Lisa Chadwick, Access Digital, University for the Creative Arts

    We all understand how powerful digitisation can be in transforming both access and understanding to archival collections. However, holding material on a variety of formats can be daunting and knowing where to start can be a minefield. In this talk Lisa will cover some of the practical basics of digitising audio, video, photographic material and introduce 3D object capture. She will discuss some current techniques used at Access Digital, highlight some case studies and look at the latest developments in cultural heritage digitisation.

    12:00-12:15 Q&A session

    12:15-12:30 Break (tea and coffee will be provided)

    12:30-13:15 ARA South East regional meeting (please bring news from your office to share!)

    13:15-13:45 Lunch break (please note lunch is not provided, so please bring your own)

    14:00-15:00 Visit to and tour of St. George’s Chapel Archives

    15:00-16:00 Visit to the Round Tower, home of the Royal Archives, with a chance to visit the Digitisation and Paper Conservation Studios, and to see an exhibition of Royal Archives material.

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  • Category
    ARA Regional Meeting
  • Date & Time
    Jun 30 2017 at 10:00 AM - Jun 30 2017 at 10:15 PM
  • Location & full address
    Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NJ
  • Event Admins
    Lorraine Logan