Digital images for education: Community call

JISC and JISC Collections are pleased to announce a series of three tenders to provide digital images for use by the UK education community (schools, further education and higher education) under the title The JISC Collections/JISC Images for Education Project.  More details of this call are attached, and can be found by following the links below.

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and JISC Collections invite proposals from the academic sector and publicly-funded institutions, with a goal of life long learning, to provide still and moving images to support education across five broad subject areas:

    1. History (UK, European and world history)
    2. Social Sciences (including politics, economics, education and environment)
    3. Science, Engineering and Technology
    4. Art and Creative Industries (including images of buildings and works of art)
    5. Geography (emphasising exploration and the changing world)
    6. The tender will require image rights to be granted for perpetual use within education and bidders will be required to provide metadata that complies with the project criteria. Training sessions in creating metadata will be provided for successful bidders.Total funding of £750,000 (including VAT) is available for this project. This funding can be used to compile metadata, but not to digitise content. The deadline for receipt of tenders is 13:00 on Thursday 19 February 2009.
      The successful bidders will be announced by 27 March 2009.
      The deadline for delivery of images and film, inclusive of metadata, is 15 December 2009.The full version of this call is available at  JISC Collections documents and further details about the call, and a list of questions and answers on the bidding process can be found at Projects and Reports .

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