Sunday, January 25, 2015

Third workshop in Dar

Today was the last day of the Dar workshops. The morning session was completely booked with "digitization of your back content". Geraldine explained how and why Elsevier has converted their old paper books, stacked in warehouses all over the globe, to proper digital products. This has been a big project, even for Elsevier. It illustrates quite well some of the pitfalls and challenges Tanzanian publishers might also encounter in digitization of their "legacy content".

Damien agreed to elaborate on how DDD would be able to assist Tanzanians to help turning their "old books" digital. Quite impressive what DDD has done in the past; I'm sure they can help the participant as well.

After lunch some forgotten threads were picked up, and we also improvised a presentation to answer Mkuki's question on file naming. Not exactly our cup of tea, but we managed...

The workshops ended with handing over the certificates and filling in the evaluation forms

The general feedback on the workshops was nicely described by Mkuki Bgoya:

"It was a great 3 days and I am glad to meet all the new people and reconnect with old friends."

So, now it's time for a refreshing Kili!

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