KDCS Digital Consultancy

King's Digital Consultancy Services


Digital Futures Academy




Led by experts of international renown, Digital Futures focuses on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Lasting five days, Digital Futures is aimed at managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage and cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management issues of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery.

Digital Futures will cover the following core areas:

  • Planning and management
  • Fund raising
  • Understanding the audience
  • Social media and its impact
  • Metadata - introduction and implementation
  • Copyright and intellectual property
  • Sustainability, value and impact
  • Financial issues
  • Visual and image based resource creation and delivery
  • Implementing digital resources
  • Digital preservation

There will be visits to 2 institutions to see behind the scenes and receive expert presentations. For the London Digital Futures this will be the National Gallery and the British Library. For the Digital Futures Australasia this will be State Library New South Wales and the Powerhouse Museum.

32 countries have sent delegates to Digital Futures.

The Digital Futures leaders are:

  • Simon Tanner - Director of King's Digital Consultancy Services, King's College London
  • Tom Clareson - Director for New Initiatives, Lyrasis

The leaders have over 40 years of experience in the digital realm between them. Other experts will be invited to speak in their areas of expertise.

What past delegates say about Digital Futures: 

  • "Excellent - I would recommend DF to anyone anticipating a digitization program"
  • "I was very pleased. The team was exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly and personable."
  • "Excellent, informative and enjoyable. Thank you."
  • "Thanks, it has been an invaluable experience."
  • "A really useful course and great fun too!"
Digital Futures will issue a certificate of achievement to each delegate.

Register by email here

Please include in your ema

  • Name
  • Contact details including address, email and phone
  • Job title
  • Institution

The Digital Futures is run by King's Digital Consultancy Services and the Department of Digital HumanitiesKing's College London working in co-operation with Lyrasis, USA.

The Digital Futures Academy in London is hosted at The British Library for which we express our great appreciation and thanks.