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The JISC Digital Content Conference – a date for your diary

The JISC Digital Content Conference will take place on 30th June – 1st July 2009 at the Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel.

Issues
In the context of the completion of Phase 2 of the JISC’s Digitisation Programme the conference will look at the issues facing the UK’s universities as they deal with creating, delivering, sustaining and using a whole range of digital content as well as looking into future opportunities and challenges.

The conference will gather key players from both the UK and beyond to debate, discuss and decide the next steps that need to be taken to ensure the sustained integration of digitised content into research and education.

Audience
The event will be of interest to all decision makers involved in the provision and delivery of digital content to the education sector in the UK and internationally, including:

o Senior Librarians in higher and further education
o Managers of electronic resources and digital content provision
o Policy makers in charge of digital content strategies
o Government representatives
o Funding bodies, nationally and internationally
o Teachers and researchers with an interest in digital content

Practicalities
The conference will be held over two days, starting at lunch time on 30 June and finishing in the afternoon on 1 July. Transport from and to the nearest train station (Kemble, 6 miles) will be provided.

The conference is free and accommodation and meals are all included; however, JISC are unable to pay for travel costs.

A registration form will be available soon on the conference web page.

By Paola Marchionni

I work as Digitisation Programme Manager at JISC and am responsible, together with my colleague Alastair Dunning, for the successful delivery of a portfolio of projects that have been funded under the JISC Phase 2 Digitisation programme spanning 2007-2009. In addition, I lead on programme evaluation and programme support activities such as workshops and events, and work closely with the Communications and Marketing team.

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