Reaching your audience digitally: Second webinar series


Following the success of webinars we ran toward the end of April under the theme of “Reaching your Audience Digitally”, we have decided to extend the series and will be running the following webinars:

Preparing your material for upload to your digital archive – arrangement, standards and tools
David Larsen and Bandile Sizani
Tuesday, May 26, 10 am – 11:30 am
– Using the free Adobe Bridge software, this webinar will show you how to prepare material for upload to your digital archive including issues of arrangement, file formats and standards.

Introduction to IIIF
Glen Robson
Tuesday, June 2, 10:00 am – 10:50 am
– This non-technical session will cover the basics of IIIF technology and the IIIF Community, including why the framework is helpful, how it works, and examples of how it can be used. This time slot is intended to be convenient for attendees in the UK Europe, and Africa.

NOTE: This event is part of the IIIF Week and preregistration is a requirement which you can do here. Once registered you will be sent the webinar URL.

Working with Metadata for your digital archive – offline, online and in spreadsheets
David Larsen and Bandile Sizani
Tuesday, June 9, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
– Using the MEMAT Metadata App, this practical webinar will enable you to work with the MEMAT Metadata app as well as introducing you to the various types of metadata that will enrich your collection and aid discoverability for your users.

Curating your collections digitally – telling stories from your digital archive
Bandile Sizani and David Larsen
Thursday, June 18, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
– This webinar aims to help you to understand the importance of story telling in reaching your audience and how to leverage the power of the MEMAT Curation Layer.

NOTE: Beside the IIIF webinars, all webinars will be available on this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82156951782 (Meeting ID: 821 5695 1782)

The webinars we ran in April were well received gathering archivists and curators from a number of institutions and organizations. The content of the first webinar was made available in a video in this post. The webinar generated significant response from those looking for direction in how to engage audiences in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The second webinar helped the participants understand how their users can engage with their digital archive using the MEMAT web interface to their digital archive. The content of that webinar is summarized in this video below:

The third webinar introduced participants to the functionality available to them when administering their MEMAT system, including how to curate content, working with orders and servicing users. That webinar was recorded and can be viewed below: