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MLAG Digitisation Conference 2015 Speaker Presentations

Adam Tovell:

Carrie Bishop:

Dave Thompson:

Geoff Laycock:

Laura Outterside and Paul Williams:

Nicôle Meehan:


Simon Tanner:

Virginia Mills:

Yunsun Choi:



Travel Grants for Non-National Museums in England

The Working Internationally Regional Project (WIRP) is offering a small number of travel grants to support non-national museums in England to work internationally.

Working Internationally

The travel grants will enable recipients to undertake an international research visit to museums and/or organisations abroad who they would otherwise not be able to meet with face-to-face.
Applications will be considered for grants of up to £2,000 per organisation or consortium.

Applications open: Thursday 15 October 2015

Deadline for applications: 12:00 on Friday 30 October 2015

Successful applicants notified: w/c 16 November 2015

 Any questions about the scheme should be sent to Dana Andrew, WIRP Project Co-ordinator,

Wellcome Trust Digitisation Guidelines, following on from the MLAG Digitisation conference 2015 by Deborah Leem

MLAG conference The D-Word: tips and tricks for digitising library and archive collections held in April this year was a huge success. It was a great opportunity for those who have been running projects for a while to share their challenges and successes with the organisations that are just beginning to start similar projects of their own.

There were very useful poster sessions at the conference and one of which was held by the Wellcome Trust Conservation Team who have been an important part of the Digitisation Programme.  During the poster session we shared our guidelines and digitisation survey template which has been developed in-house. We promised to send copies of the guidelines when we finish reviewing them and they are now available. There are many variables affecting our decisions and workflows with each project and we regularly review and edit them.

The nature of every collection and the context in which each organisation runs their digitisation programme are also different and it is necessary to create a new set of guidelines that suits their needs. We hope that other institutions will find our guidelines useful and tailor these to meet their own criteria. If you are interested in our survey template and want to learn more about it, please get in touch with me at

Spine support

Digitisation Preparation Guidelines 2015

Rare books assessment criteria v3

FO photography 2015

Large deeds photography

Model 2 – Library Collection Workflow

Copy of Digitisation Survey 19th C EPB


Report on Digitisation Conference

Attached is a report on our recent conference, The D-Word: tips and tricks for digitising library and archive collections, held at the Wellcome Collection on 24 April 2015.

MLAG Conference Overview