Can You Just Digitise? Introduction to Digitised Documents

Can you just digitise


In Person

Working with University Collections material can present a number of challenges to the success of a digitisation project. In this workshop we invite participants to consider how they would approach digitising items from the collections. Teams will be assigned different types of originals and asked to think through the issues and approaches that they might take. The session will also include a visit to the Library's Cultural & Heritage Digitisation Service studio.

This is a beginner level workshop. No previous knowledge on the topic is required/expected and the trainer will cover the basics of the method.

Those who have registered to take part will receive an email with full details in advance of the start time.


This workshop will be taught by Susan Pettigrew.

After taking part in this event, you may decide that you need some further help in applying what you have learnt to your research. If so, you can book a Data Surgery meeting with one of our training fellows.

More details about Data Surgeries.

If you’re new to this training event format, or to CDCS training events in general, read more on what to expect from CDCS training. Here you will also find details of our cancellation and no-show policy, which applies to this event.


If you're interested in other training on digitised documents, have a look at the following:


Return to the Training Homepage to see other available events.

Research Suite

Research Suite, 6th floor

Main Library 

University of Edinburgh 

Edinburgh EH8 9LJ