CIDOC, the ICOM International Committee for Documentation, in collaboration with the Museum of Texas Tech University, has created an innovative programme of training seminars: the CIDOC Summer School.
Intended both for experienced museum personnel and for newcomers to the field of museum documentation, the programme brings together established experts - members of CIDOC and university faculty - with documentation professionals seeking guidance and training. The CIDOC Summer School takes place annually, at different locations, and is offered in a variety languages.
The programme aims to be both comprehensive and accessible. The courses are conceived as a series of interrelated modules, allowing participants to tailor the curriculum to their individual needs and interests. Both basic and advanced level topics are covered, leading to a certificate on successful completion of the core programme.
CIDOC works in close partnership with related organisations, to ensure quality and consistency, and to make sure that the programme reflects evolving needs.
The CIDOC Summer School "Digital Heritage" in Tartu, 2018, is aimed at museum staff responsible for managing and/or digitizing collections. With two exceptions all classes will be given in Estonian.
Digital data management requires planning and ongoing contributions to various resources. Participants in the training workshops will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to deal with the problems and principles of managing digital material and in selecting the best possible solutions. The collection, documentation and publication of digital images created from analogue objects as well as born-digital material will be discussed.