The Regional Digitisation Project is a digitisation initiative delivered by AMaGA Victoria and made possible by the support of Creative Victoria. The Project is designed to provide regional organisations with facilitated on-site training and digitisation assistance.

We recognise that a lack of access to training and equipment can present challenges for regional groups wishing to produce high-quality digital images of their collection for preservation and access purposes. If this is the situation your organisation finds itself in, we strongly encourage you to apply for the Regional Digitisation Project!

Over the course of two and a half-days, organisations enrolled in the Project will receive intensive training in catalogue photography, post-editing skills and knowledge of collection management system functionality - all at no cost to participants. All enrolled organisations will receive high quality digital files of their collection, and skills to continue this work into the future.

The Project will be carried out by regionally-based AMaGA Victoria team members, which means an increased opportunity for regional collecting organisations to access training and support. Our Digitisation Officers will also be offering regular digitisation and collection management workshops for non-enrolled organisations.

Expressions of interest for enrolment in this project are now open and will close at 5pm Friday 30 August, 2019. All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their expression of interest on 16 September, 2019.


Eligibility:

To participate in the Regional Digitisation Project you must:

  • be a small- to medium-sized collecting organisation* 
  • be in a regional area of Victoria (i.e. 1+ hours from Melbourne) 
  • have 4+ volunteers or staff willing to participate in training
  • complete the intensive training during the first round period of October 2019 to April 2020

*Please note that State-funded galleries are not eligible to apply.

How to apply:

To apply, complete this questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NHNJPMT 

If you’re unsure of your eligibility or have trouble with the application process, contact the Lauren McAlary, Program Manager, Victorian Collections on lmcalary@amagavic.org.au or (03) 8341 7135.

The Regional Digitisation Project is proudly supported by: