March 16, 2021, by Erin Snyder

DTH Directors Update: Spring 2021

Spring term has started remote from campus for many of our volunteers, but despite the circumstances, everyone’s getting stuck in with their projects. DTH Manager Matt Davies and the project leads have worked hard to make sure that all our projects can still go ahead even under these challenging conditions.

The photogrammetry team are working on processing photos of holdings from the University of Nottingham Museum, turning them into 3D models. While the team has had to deal with the difficulties of using remote software on virtual desktops to create the models, they’re pressing on, and the first examples of models should be coming shortly—watch this space (or the Museum!).

The video team have re-shuffled their approach due to lockdown restrictions. They are conducting a series of interviews with academic staff within the University, discussing a wide range of interesting objects from the Museum’s holdings, which they will then edit into short videos. These should give a lovely overview that demonstrates some of the breadth of the holdings and the work that they support.

Finally, the marketing team has been very busy, showcasing links to DTH resources and how-to guides (I’d be remiss if I didn’t plug all the resources on our Sharepoint site here—UoN internal login required) and also curating a helpful selection of apps, digital events, and other things of interest on our social media feeds. Check out their great work on our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn – and if you want to know what we’re up to, keep your eyes on these channels!

I know it’s been a difficult year this year, but I couldn’t be more proud of the efforts of our staff and volunteers, or more pleased with what they’ve learned and created. They’re really shining in some exceptionally challenging circumstances, and I’m grateful for their efforts and their commitment.

Thank you!

You will find more information on the DTH volunteer scheme and links to all of the mentioned platforms here.


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