Forthcoming Presentations from JISC Staff

JISC Programme Managers, Alastair Dunning and Paola Marchionni, will be giving presentations related to current and future JISC funding at various events in June.

If you are interested in discussing funding bids please come along – all the events below are open to any interested delegate.

2nd June – London Digital Humanities Group, Central London (Alastair Dunning)

6th June – 3D: digitise, deliver, discover, University of Manchester, (Paola Marchionni)

6th June – Digging into Image Data, University of Sheffield (Alastair Dunning), morning

23rd June – Presentation at Coventry University (Alastair Dunning), full details to be confirmed.

If you would like a JISC member to staff to come along and speak at your institution (esp Scotland, and Wales and South West), please get in touch

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Some quotes on digital resources

1. After using the British Library Archival Sound Recordings web site, an FE teacher commented: “The realism of it [interviews with photographers included on the site] inspired students and encouraged them to source other material beyond Google searches. It also placed the photographs in context, which you don’t get from Google.”

2. A teacher who incorporated digitised material from the First World War Poetry Digital Archive in the classroom found that: “Most students seem to find online material far more appealing than printed material, but the content of web sites is often less than academic. It’s very good to be able to refer to students to a web site of such quality from a sound academic source.”

3. A Lecturer in Historical Geography, who used the Histpop: Online Historical Population Reports web site in second and third year undergraduate courses, which led to several high quality Final Year dissertations, noted how: “Histpop made it possible to do a completely different project [at undergraduate level]… It allows them [the students] to start using primary sources and do some basic research, which otherwise they wouldn’t be able to do.”

4. More recently, the University of East London devised a new course, Performing the Archive, based on digitised collections on the Online Theatre History Archive web site, which they developed with a number of partners as part of the CEDAR project.

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