Monthly Archives: December 2008

Europeana slips back onto our screens

With somewhat less fanfare than its original launch, when thousands of budding Europeans scrambled online to enter the search time “Mona Lisa”, the European cultural heritage portal Europeana has gone online. The portal and design seems quite impressive, and technically, there appear to be few glitches. However, the level of metadata is quite disappointing – … Read more

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Web 2.0, IPR and digital preservation: new JISC resources

Two new resources have been recently launched by JISC as guidance on how to deal with IPR issues in Web2.0 content and on digital preservation, including preservation of user generated content. The free Web2Rights online diagnostic tool addresses the confusion often found when dealing with IPR in its relation to Web 2.0 within education, and … Read more

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EU’s eContent+ programme evolves and continues

The following email arrived today, with the EU obviously doing its best to maintain its normal standards of linguistic clarity. I think it means there is some more funding for exploiting existing digitised content The eContentplus programme will expire on 31 December 2008. Measures to make digital content in Europe more accessible, usable and exploitable … Read more

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Phase 2 of JISC-NEH Transatlantic Digitisation – Pre Announcement

    The JISC and the US’s National Endowment for the Humanities are pleased to announce they will be funding a second round of Transatlantic Digitisation grants. This pre-announcement is being made so that potential applicants can start developing the necessary partnerships. The call will be issued in mid December, with a closing date of the … Read more

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Unlocking Audio 2: Connecting With Listeners

On 16-17 March 2009, The British Library will be hosting the conference Unlocking Audio 2: Connecting With Listeners. The conference is a key event exploring the use of sound recordings online, focussing on ways that researchers and other audiences expect to discover, browse, audition and analyse archival audio resources. It will be of interest to … Read more

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Cartoons and war make the news

JISC-funded digitisation projects have been getting a good press recently, with two recent project launches garnering coverage in a range of major media outlets. The First World War Poetry Digital Archive at the University of Oxford was launched to coincide with the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day. Amid the wealth of first world war coverage … Read more

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Call for Papers: Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture

Editors Brent Nelson (University of Saskatchewan) and Melissa Terras (University College London) invite submissions for a collection of essays on “Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture” to be published in the New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies Series edited by Ray Siemens and William Bowen. Further information on the call is available from … Read more

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