Winning Projects – JISC Content Call 06/11

23 projects have been selected as part of the JISC Content Programme for 2011-13.

The project are formed into three strands of work, detailed below.


A total of 18 proposals were received for Strand A which supported digitisation and creation of Open Educational Resources (OER). The peer review panel selected 9 projects for funding.

Open University, Histology and histopathology: virtual microscopy online, £101,078

University of Southampton, OpenLIVES (Learning Insights from the Voices of Emigrés from Spain), £124,931

University of Leicester, Manufacturing pasts: industrial change in 20th Century Britain, £102,740

The Open University, UKVM (United Kingdom Virtual Microscope), £114,912

University of Surrey, Context, Culture and Creativity: Enriching e-Learning in Dance (CCC-EED), £122,391

University of Sussex, Observing the 1980s, £94,654

University for the Creative Arts, Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection, £110,000

University College London, OBL4HE, £123,231

Birmingham City University, Architect US (Architecturally Useful Scholarly) Resources, £125,000


Winners of Strand B (Mass Digitisation) of JISC Content Call 06/11

68 proposals were received by JISC and peer reviewers selected 7 projects for funding. It goes without saying that the standard of applications was very high – the peer review meeting covered over 20 proposals that were all of a quality sufficient to receive JISC funding.

Stuart Dunn, King’s College London, Digital Exposure of English Place-names, £673,269.46

Michael Peter Alfred Howe, British Geological Survey, Nottingham, GB/3D Fossil Types Online, £691,068

Grant Young, Cambridge University, Navigating 18th Century Science and Technology: the Board of Longitude, £376,308

Christy Henshaw, Wellcome Library, Medical Officer of Health Reports for Greater London 1848-1972, £277,248

Andrew Wilson, Bradford University, Digitised Diseases, £749,966.40,

Neil Forbes, Coventry University, New Connections: the BT e-Archive, £744,873

Elizabeth Bradshaw, British Oceanographic Data Centre, Rescue of historical UK sea level charts and ledgers, £181,559


23 proposals were received by JISC for its Strand C of it 06/11 Content Call on Clustering Content. The following 7 proposals were selected by the peer reviewers for funding. (* marks a conditional award)

Manuscripts Online: Written Culture from 1000 to 1500, Michael Pidd, University of Sheffield, £109,612

ENGrich, Tim Bullough, Liverpool University, £149,009

Old Maps Online: Finding and referencing historical mapping as a platform for research and teaching, Humphrey Southall, Portsmouth University, £139,900

Integrated Broadside Ballads Archive, Alexandra Franklin, University of Oxford, £145,244

Linking Parliamentary Records through Metadata, Richard Gartner, Kings College London, £138,087.85 *

Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum Nick Short, The Royal Veterinary College, £128,339

Stepping into Time, Catherine Emma Jones, Portsmouth University, £106,453 *

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