Monthly Archives: April 2011

Resources, Tools & Methods For Historic Place Name Analysis – Report

JISC last year supported a workshop looking into the issues related to creating, exploiting and sustaining gazeeteers of UK place names. It was hosted by the Institute for Name Studies at the University of Nottingham, and organised by Professor Lorna Hughes (now of the National Library of Wales) and Dr Paul Ell (Queen’s University Belfast) … Read more

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Presentations – New Strategies for Digital Content

JISC hosted the New Strategies for Digital Content conference in London on March 18 2011. The event looked at two themes the need for institutions to develop the necessary skills and strategies to embed digitisation within institutional strategies and practices as well as devise effective business models for the long term sustainability of digitised content … Read more

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Presentations from JISC programme meeting

JISC held a programme meeting for the 22 new projects in its eContent programme for 2011, in Oxford on 28/9 March. The presentations from the day are available below: Paola Marchionni, Working with JISC Alastair Dunning, Being a Good Data Provider Sarah Fahmy, Partnerships and Collaboration Paola Marchionni, Improving usage and impact of digitised resources … Read more

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Oxford and Cambridge unite

The universities of Oxford and Cambridge have recently completed a project to create digital versions of the catalogue records that describe their world renowned collections of Islamic manuscripts Available from a common search engine at http://www.fihrist.org.uk/, users can now search over detailed descriptions of over 10,000 texts. The term Fihrist comes from the book written … Read more

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