The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce registration is now live for “Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamentals to Future Trends” with instructor Shyam Oberoi of the Royal Ontario Museum. This online workshop will be held via Zoom Webinar in three sections on Aug. 31, Sept. 2, and Sept. 4, 2020, 3 PM - 4:45 PM EDT.

This three-part workshop will provide you with the background and tools to effectively organize, catalogue, and distribute your institution’s digital assets by introducing you to the core concepts of managing digital content. Participants will receive an overview of metadata standards, as well as how to manage, share, and publish digital content.

Shyam Oberoi is the Chief Digital Officer for the Royal Ontario Museum, where he oversees the Museum’s digital and technology strategy.  Before coming to the ROM, he was the Director of Technology and Digital Media at the Dallas Museum of Art, where he led the Museum’s digital and technical initiatives with responsibility for media creation, gallery interactives, technical services and mobile experiences. Among his successes was a multi-year project to comprehensively digitize every object in the DMA’s collection, and publish the entire collection online with extended scholarly content. 

To register or read the full workshop description, visit here. The workshop fee is $75. If you have questions about registration, contact VRAF Director Beth Haas, [log in to unmask]. For general questions about the workshop, please email the Regional Workshops Implementation Team at [log in to unmask]. Please register by Friday, August 28, 2020.

The VRAF is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their continued support of this exciting opportunity to partner with cultural heritage and educational institutions.

On behalf of the VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team

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