Category Archives: #jiscec

Digitisation project is ‘Underexposed’

Following recent discoveries in the John Rylands Library Special Collections, UNDEREXSPOSED is an exhibition in Collaboration with The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), celebrating the life of one of Manchester’s early photographic pioneers, J.T. Chapman. Chemist, inventor and photographer, Chapman invented some of the processes that were to become standard in early photography. However, [...]

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Birds of Paradise

The following is an image taken from the Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care project at John Rylands Library, University of Manchester. The images is one of many beautiful hand painted plates of birds, created between 1891 -98.  The image is a result of the project working with the Folio Society to create a [...]

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Cross-searching eContent in Higher Education

The Visualising China Project is hosting a one-day workshop in Bristol on Tuesday 21st September, with presentations and discussion on the topic of cross-searching distributed, interrelated, online resources. Presentations will include: The Visualising China project which currently harvests data linking to two large, separate image collections. Connected Histories project will present their experiences in cross-searching [...]

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Centre for Digital Excellence Captures Chaucer on Camera!

 The Codex (Centre for Digital Excellence) project at the University of Manchester recently visited National Trust Petworth House in Sussex to digitise a medieval Chaucer manuscript. The project aims to establish partnerships with museums, libraries and archive repositories throughout the region, and beyond, to develop and test collaborative models for digitisation. This was the projects [...]

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Scholars and digital resources – an unconference

One of the findings from the measuring impact study was the importance of not relying on quantitative statistics. Seductive as they are, the array of numbers from a Google Analytics report do not tell the whole story. Considered feedback, review and criticism direct from the intended users are just, as if not more, important. However [...]

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