April's Digital Berkshire sees us return to the home of Digital Berkshire - South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell at 7pm on Thursday 19th April, 2012.
We are lucky enough to have Chris Clark join us as our speaker for the evening. Chris Clark is Head of Digital Research and the Digital Curator Team at The British Library. The position and team were created in 2010 as part of a general restructuring of operations to support the British Library's ten-year strategy, 2020 Vision http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/stratpolprog/2020vision/index.html
Chris has occupied many posts in a career spanning more than thirty years with the Library, including Jazz Curator (1980s) and Head of Cataloguing and Public Services for the Sound Archive (1990s).
His talk, Digital Engagements, will feature some of the innovative projects and services that are emerging around a deeper engagement with Digital as the British Library's strategy unfolds and how this in turn changes the organisation and how people perceive it. He will talk about the early positioning and work of the Digital Curator Team and some of the technologies it seeks to embrace to improve digital affordances and digital literacy, including opportunities for crowd-sourcing. He will also mention services that are breaking new ground for libraries, such as the Business and Intellectual Property Centre and the Management & Business Studies Portal.
We have had a sneak preview of what Chris will be covering and this is definitely not an event to be missed! We anticipate lots of demand for tickets, so please get in quick, but only book what you need and do let us know if you can't make it so that we can release your ticket to someone else.
Finally, if you have any suggestions for future Digital Berkshire speakers, venues or sponsors, please let us know - speak to Jocelyn from Metakinetic (@JocelynKirby), Jeff from Rawnet(@JeffScott2009), Martin from South Hill Park (_MartinFranklin) or James from The MC Group(@JMonjack).
We look forward to welcoming you to Digital Berkshire in April!
When & Where
Red Hot Penny, MC Group & South Hill Park
Berkshire Digital is a non-profit community for digital people, run by digital people. The aim of the community is to create a network for those passionate about the digital industry and to faciliate the learning, sharing and discussion of all things digital, from social media, web design and ecommerce through to mobile web, coding for kids and the digital arts. We run monthly events that are completely free of charge to attend and feature prominent speakers and brands, giving our community fantastic insight into cutting edge digital technologies, real life application of digital marketing techniques, interesting statistics and of course, engaging discussions.
We rely upon the generosity of our sponsors and venue hosts to support our events each month, for which we are truly grateful.
Berkshire Digital is run and supported by a dedicated committee which includes Jocelyn Kirby of creative ecommerce agency Red Hot Penny, Martin Franklin of Digital Media Centre, the digital training centre at South Hill Park Arts Centre and James Monjack of marketing services consultancy The MC Group.