Two online sessions, each lasting two hours.
Each session will take place between 14:00-16:00.
No dates currently scheduled.
This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to:
- Increase visibility of your digital collections
- Evaluate impact and realise the benefits of investment in your digital collections
- Use web analytics to track and monitor access and usage of your digital collections
If your organisation has digital collections, or plans to develop them, our workshops will help you maximise the reach of those collections online, demonstrate the impact of their usage and help you build for future sustainability.
Why is this important?
The way in which digital collections and individual items are created and maintained on the web will significantly affect the discoverability and use of your resources for teaching, learning and research.
By developing workflows aimed at the promotion and discoverability of assets, collection owners can improve the visibility and persistence of their content, as well as increasing the return on investment from their creation.
The live sessions will involve presentations, audio and interactive chat both as a whole class and in break-out groups. We will also set a short offline assignment between session one and two.
During the sessions you will have plenty of opportunities for discussions and communication with your peers. We encourage participation and hope that you will feel able to share your experiences and examples of good practice with the group. You will also receive access to a dedicated online course support area where you can continue your learning and get support post-course.
The session will be run in Adobe Connect. In order to access the session you will require a web browser running Adobe Flash, and a headset or headphones and a microphone.
Who should attend
The resource discovery and impact programme has been designed for anyone who manages, supports and/or promotes digital collections online for learning and research. It will benefit librarians, archivists and information professionals in higher education as well as in the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) sector.
Many of the techniques covered in the course are relevant to resource discovery for all types of collections online, however the course is most relevant to collections that belong directly to institutions including born-digital and digitised resources rather than bought in resources such as commercial e-journal or e-book collections.
- Have experience of working with digital collections published on the web
- Be confident users of web interfaces
- Ideally have authority to apply lessons learned to at least one collection
What we cover
Delegates will learn more about:
- What 'impact' is in relation to digital collections
- The balanced value impact model (BVIM) as a means of measuring value and impact
- How to use BVIM to design a practical approach to measuring impact of your digital collections
- How web analytics can be used to help measure impact and how users interact with digital collections, including relevant concepts and terminology
Organisations will be able to use web analytics to monitor, analyse and understand how users navigate their digital collections. They will be able to design an approach to measuring the impact of their digital collections using the balanced value impact model (BVIM).
Pricing and eligibility
Jisc members and galleries, libraries, archives and museums sector - £200 + VAT1.
Book on to our Maximising the use of digital collections in learning and research course and recieve a £50 discount for this course.
- 1 VAT is charged at 20% of the value of the service. If you are a member of Jisc’s VAT-exempt cost sharing group, and you are able to provide confirmation of the exact taxable/exempt use of the service, we will be able to reduce the amount of VAT chargeable to reflect the taxable business use proportion of the service only. This additional information is required as a result of a change to HMRC policy. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require more information.
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