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Sarah Saunders runs consultancy Electric Lane, working on image management and archiving projects. She is experienced in project planning, DAM procurement, data mapping, keywording and taxonomy, digital imaging and DAM implementation. Her clients are commercial and not for profit image libraries and organisations, and she has worked extensively in the heritage sector. Sarah is a mentor for Heritage Fund archive projects and works with major heritage and not for profit organisations and with small community-based archives.
Resources by Sarah Saunders
Digitisation can include making copies of physical originals in digital form, such as by scanning or photographing collections. It can also include projects that improve the quality or management of your existing digital collections. This guide was produced with the aim of sparking creative thinking on how your own digitisation project can use or adapt strategies that have been tried and tested by others.
Use this project planner and handbook to help you develop your digitisation project idea into a comprehensive plan. This resource is designed to help you to: define your project goals; assess what resources you have available; identify the scope of your project and create a budget; create a plan to find the resources you need; and make a business case or prepare a funding application.
Digitising your archive can enable more people to engage with your content and heritage organisation. In this resource, Sarah Saunders looks at the ways digital archives and collections can be organised so that visitors can engage more deeply with them online. She explores the importance of keeping the user front and centre to ensure that your online archive reflects the engagement you want for your users.