Audio-Visual Projects 2006-2009

Music Without Walls

From Indian ritual music to bawdy English pub songs to Ugandan court music to Nigerian Highlife, the British Library’s collections of world and traditional music are emerging from the shelves of the Sound Archive and appearing on the Archival Sound Recordings website. Below are some of the new collections that are available from the Sound […]


The Visual Archive: The Moving Image and Memory

The Visual Archive: The Moving Image and Memory is an international workshop taking place on 28- 29 May in Milton Keynes, and organsied by the Open University in partnership with the British Film Institute. As the web site explains: This workshop directs attention to the visual archive, particularly archives of moving images, and the role […]

Digitisation priorities Europe Publicity and promotion Usability Users

Europeana asks for Feedback

Europeana, the portal for the cultural collections of Europe, is now fully functioning and looking for feedback. The ups and downs of Europeana have been followed by this blog in a number of past posts, so it is good to see it in full working order, and looking to improve the user experience. Tell us […]

Evaluation Impact assessment Users

You can now measure the impact of your online resource

The Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources (TIDSR), developed for JISC by the Oxford Internet Institute, is now available online for everybody to use. If you have been struggling with making sense of hits, visitors numbers, log analysis, users feedback, wondering how to interpret all this data, how to gather it in the […]

Digitisation priorities Funding

Special collections aren’t just curios

There’s an interesting and well-illustrated (in the print version at least) article on the variety and strength on special collections in UK universities in the 7 May version of the Times Higher. However, in focussing on the special collections as single curios, the article rather downplays the Importance that such collections can have within education. […]


Using maps to find digital stuff

The Archival Sounds Recordings website had recently introduced a new facility to allow users to explore their digitised sounds via maps. Instead of relying on browsing or searching via keyword, users can now click on the customised Google Map, which reveals sound recordings related to a particular place. This is particularly useful for collections that […]


JISC Digital Content Conference – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Registration is now open for the JISC Digital Content Conference, to be held on 30 June – 1 July at the Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel, South Cerney, Gloucestershire. The conference, as previously announced on this blog, has been organised in the the context of the completion of Phase 2 of the JISC Digitisation […]


JISC – NEH Phase 2 of transatlantic digitisation grants

JISC and the NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) have now received all the applications for the second phase of transatlantic digitisation. As with the first phase, the quality of bids looks high. 28 applications have been received and it is likely that three or four of these will receive funding of up to £200,000 […]

Funding In the news Libraries

More digitisation funding for the National Library of Wales

The National Library of Wales is a step closer to realising its ambitious vision to digitise the entire printed memory of Wales and ensure audiences across Wales and around the world can enjoy the mines of information held in the library’s collection said Andrew Green, Librarian, as reported by BBC News in Historic newspapers to […]