Upcoming workshops at the RHSV

Royal Historical Society of Victoria  https://www.historyvictoria.org.au/

Scanning for Beginners      Friday, March 29 2019 –  9:30am – 12:30pm

Cost $30 members /$45 non-members

Keeping a Digital Collection for Beginners      Friday, March 29 2019 – 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Cost $30 members /$40 non-members. Both workshops $50 / $70

The Scanning 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.

The second workshop on March 29 on Digital Collections, we discuss what should happen to a file after it has been digitised, including file formats, image resolution, best practice file and folder naming, metadata, software and security and access.

Both workshops will be delivered by Sophie Shilling who 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.

Publishing Local History Books for Beginners   Friday, April 5 2019 –  1:30pm – 4:30pm       Members $20 / non-members $30

This workshop will cover all the basics of successful publishing. Some of the topics covered will include:

  • Short print run publishing/offset printing
  • Costs of book publishing
  • How to price a book
  • Be prepared to get out & sell it
  • Invoicing for Trade Discounts
  • Planning your book
  • Selling on line
  • Preparing for the printer

The workshop will be delivered by Lenore Frost who not only has local history publishing runs on the board but she also manages the History Victoria Bookshop at the RHSV and has years of understanding of why books do & don’t sell. Lenore also works on the Holsworth Heritage Grants for publishing local history.

Lenore will be joined by Kay Ball from Murchison & District Historical Society, a society which puts us all to shame with their very active publishing program including children’s books, grant seeking, and the inevitable awards (photo of Kay with her VCHA).




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