We are developing a free and open source software toolkit to support researchers in all disciplines who work with digital audio-visual media and would like to invite you to attend our upcoming community consultation workshops in September / October 2015, engage in comment, feedback and discussion about our online prototypes and arrange discussion meetings (for further information – please see below and via the web links). The workshops are:

National Library of Scotland, Monday 28th Sept

Manchester School of Art, Wednesday 14th October

British Library, London, Monday 26th October

If you would like to arrange a site visit,  a demonstration or ‘lunchtime seminar’ etc. please get in touch via the blog ‘Contact‘ page.

We will be releasing our first online prototype by the 28th September and then modifying it in the light of feedback as we conduct our workshops and engage with the research community in workshops, online and via smaller meetings. By the end of November, through this process of co-design, we aim to have a working prototype that demonstrates the toolkit working with separate audio-visual collections.

Workshop Content and Formats

Morning session – general. Afternoon session – more technical.

10:00 Arrival, registration and tea / coffee

10:30 Introductions, project overview and aims

10:45 Demonstration of prototype system, initial feedback & discussion

11:15 Hands-on session, feedback (please bring laptop – use Chrome browser)

12:00 Implications for data management, service development and policy – discussion

12:30 – 1:30 lunch, discussions and networking

13:30 Hands-on session (please bring laptop – use Chrome browser) code inspection and walkthrough, ideas and requirements for institutional deployment / national service.

15:00 Close

Workshop direct web links: