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Workshop: Scanning for beginners

March 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

$30.00 – $70.00

This workshop suits those who can use a computer and can navigate the internet but would like to learn how to use scanners. It is a hands-on workshop in which you will have the opportunity to use a scanner. We will also cover:

  • choosing a scanner that’s right for you
  • setting up a scanner
  • choosing what to scan in-house and when to call on the professionals
  • scanning workflows and processes
  • preparing documents for scanning
  • computer and scanners settings for the best images

The workshop will be delivered by Sophie Shilling. Sophie is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and RMIT, and currently works in Information Services at Museums Victoria and the RHSV as well as being the Outreach Officer for the Federation of Australian Historical Societies. She specialises in digital preservation, presenting workshops for the Australian Society of Archivists. Sophie authored the FAHS publication, Collecting & Preserving Digital Materials.

The workshop is limited to 20 attendees and you are more than welcome to bring your own laptop. We will be sending, in good time, attendees some reading that should be done before the workshop. And, if you are bringing your own laptop we will send you the links to download the free software needed to connect to our scanners.

The two workshops presented in the morning and the afternoon of Friday 29th March do not cover the same ground and are complimentary. You can register for either workshop or both together.

Tea and coffee will be provided and, for those attending both workshops, you are welcome to bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes surrounding the RHSV.

Please note that these workshops are held in the Officers’ Mess Upstairs which is NOT accessible by wheelchairs – there is one flight of stairs to the venue.

The cost for each individual workshop is $30 for members and $45 for non-members. And, if you want to register for both workshops the cost is $50 for members and $70 for non-members. Members in this case covers both RHSV members and members of our affiliated societies.


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March 29, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$30.00 – $70.00
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Royal Historical Society of Victoria
03 9326 9288


RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs
239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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