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  • Life matters

    Going Beyond Digitisation in the Heritage Sector

    Charlotte Atkinson MA

    Project Undaunted Digitisation Project Co-ordinator

    Heritage and Education Centre

    Lloyd’s Register Foundation

    17th May [email protected]_InfoCentre

  • Aims for today:

    1) Learn about Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s Project Undaunted

    2) Understand what is meant by digitisation in historic collections

    3) Explore the potential innovations and trends that may be seen in the future of

    heritage based digitisation

  • What does LR’s Heritage and Education Centre have?

    • Who are we?

    • What are our collections? 1764- Present

    • Ship Annals, Wreck Reports and Plans

    and Survey Reports (1834-1960)

    • Register Books

    • Wreck Books

    • Committee Books

    • Presentation Books

    • LR Documents

    • Staff Bibles

    • Liverpool Underwriters

    • British Corporation

    • Photographs

    • Born Digital

    • Library

    • Models

    • Ship Bells

    • Artwork

    • Other 3D Objects

  • Anatomy of a Survey Report

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  • The Foundation’s charitable aims

    • We support engineering-related research,

    training and education for public benefit

    worldwide

    • We are focussed on risk and safety concerned

    with the critical infrastructure on which modern

    society relies

    • Such infrastructure is often hazardous and

    capitally intensive

    • We are driven by impact and excellence. We

    want to become the best charity of our type in

    the UK and recognised internationally

    • We connect science, safety and society

  • The Current Situation

    • Poorly stored

    • Indexed but not fully catalogued

    • In need of conservation

    • Unknown to all but a select few

    • Underused

    • Not fulfilling its educational potential

    “A collection of global importance stuck in a localised format.”

  • What is digitisation?

    Paper

    based

    asset

    Conservation

    Cataloguing

    Imaging

    Metadata

    creation

    Digital Asset

    Digital

    Preservation

    DAMS

    Use

    Analogue Digital

    Long term

    access and

    preservation

    Analogue Digital

    Heritage Collections

  • Project Undaunted

    First and Famous Pilot Project

    Internal DiscoveryStorage of

    Physical

    AssetsPreservation

    External

    Discovery

    Educational

    Initiatives

    Accessibility

    Objective

    10% of

    collection

    c. 126,000

    items

  • Day 1: Meet the Experts

    Day 2: Practical Workshop

    @LR_InfoCentre

  • DA

    Y

    1

  • Main trends in heritage digitisation

    • “If it’s not online it is most likely to be perceived as if it does not exist”

    ~ Ray Siemans, University of Victoria

    • Volume of material that needs to be digitised

    • Accessibility and discoverability of information

    • “Just because objects are online doesn’t make them interesting”

    ~ James Morley, Europeana

    Digitise content that is valued and useful to audiences

    Make sure it is discoverable

    Provide the tools for it to be used

    • Digital collections as storytelling

    • Collaboration

    • Learning from mistakes

    • The power of crowds

  • Main Barriers to Digitisation

    • Funding

    • “Later” mentality

    • Digital version doesn’t reflect the physical institution

  • Main Barriers to Digitisation

    • Funding

    • “Later” mentality

    • Digital version doesn’t reflect the physical institution

    • Opportunities for community openness and cohesion

    • Rights ownership

    • Technical knowledge

    • Institutional buy in

    • The Unknown

  • Day 2: Thinking about the future

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6DSu3IfRlo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6DSu3IfRlo

  • Future Innovations

    • Difficult to predict

    • Digitisation will continue and increase, as will

    expectations that material is available online

    • The pervasiveness of social media will influence

    outcomes

    • Shift to personalisation of the web

  • Some workshop suggestions

    Brainstorming uses for digitised material with the only limit being imagination, unfettered by

    practical considerations or monetary constraints

    Some of the suggestions:

    • crowdsourcing digitisation using smart phones

    • the use of social history stories from within the collection using social media

    • the gamification of histories

    • using interactive displays and online portals to show the changing nature of maritime

    history through the objects

    • holograms

    • geo-tagging

    • creating interactive maps

    • developing an app that displays photos and archival documents of ships

    • plotting objects onto a timeline

  • Lessons Learnt

    • Be ready to do more with their digital assets than just create them

    • Be responsive to the needs of their desired audiences and their potential uses of

    the material

    • Be open to collaborations with other institutions

    • Be mindful of the pitfalls of the digital medium and mitigate them as much as

    possible

    • Be considerate of the future

    Be Undaunted

  • Villains or superheroes? The choice is ours …

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