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Collections Trust launches Going Digital Conference

A new one-day conference to help museums improve their basic use of computers and the Internet has been launched by the Collections Trust as part of its major Going Digital Programme, which is supported by Arts Council England.

01 September 2014

In partnership with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM), the conference will be presented on Monday 17 November at the Great North Museum, Newcastle- upon-Tyne. More information is available at www.collectionstrust.org.uk/going-digital

The event is specifically designed for those responsible for developing, managing and sharing museum collections with the public. It will help them build organisational resilience in their museums by improving the basic use of computers and the Internet.

The conference programme is currently under development. It will clearly identify the practical skills needed to 'go digital'. Case Studies will show just how much can be achieved on a limited budget!

The programme themes include: How to undertake a basic IT Audit; Understanding basic digitisation and copyright issues; Getting your collections online; Using Social Media effectively;Making the most of databases; Developing an IT culture in your museum; How to approach managing digital assets; and Identifying potential funders for your digital projects.

Delegates will receive practical advice and support to help them 'go digital', have opportunities to particapte in discussion and debate, and meet leading software providers for hands-on demonstrations. Every delegate will recive a personal copy of the latest How-to guide Auditing IT in your Museum. Delegates can register their interest in attending at events@collectionstrust.org.uk. Online registration will open in August.

A variety of sponsorship options are available. Contact CT's Development Director John Woolley at john@collectionstrust.org.uk or call +44 (00 207 942 6080 for more information.

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