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JDCC09: Robert Miller: A California Digital Library

According to Robert Miller (Director of Books at the Internet Archive), the entire web can be stored in a 4m x 3m x 3m shipping container. Photographic evidence of this phenomenon was just one small part of the wide-ranging and entertaining second plenary session, which looked at what makes a good library, the Internet Archive, […]

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JDCC09: Managing content: Value for money

The first talk in the Managing Content strand investigated the real costs of digitisation projects and the hidden costs they often contain, as well as effective ways for publishers and private bodies (generally publishers) to work together to create digital resources.    Moderated by Grant Young, a Digitisation and Digital Preservation Specialist at Cambridge University Library, […]

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JDCC09: Looking into the future: The impact of user generated content

What is the impact of user generated content on research and scholarship? All three speakers made it clear that the impact can be massive – but only when the user generated content is sourced and employed intelligently, imaginatively and respectfully. Key points made in the session: ‘Many hands make light work’ Users are collaborators Prepare […]

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JDCC09: User Engagement: Innovative interfaces

Interactivity was the name of the game in more ways than one in the first User Engagement session. Around 30 people joined Alastair Dunning and Brian Kelly to discuss interfaces to digital content, and how cultural institutions can make use of web 2.0. But it wasn’t all one-way – this interactive session also saw the […]

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JDCC09: Content in education: Embedding content

It’s not enough to create exciting digital resources, says Kevin Burden, you have to be proactive in engaging the community. That was the starting point for a session which split the audience by suggesting a radical approach to engaging users: it is less important to highlight the content of a resource  than how it is […]

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JDCC09: Developing content: Content procurement in an uncertain environment

This session focused on library purchasing during a time of economic recession. The speakers came from various stakeholder backgrounds – librarians, publishers, and users (researchers).  Issues raised included how to deal with budget cuts, the rise of e-journals and what is preventing all readers from using them, the relationship between research and production, and the […]

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JDCC09: Catherine Grout: The JISC vision

Catherine’s presentation was designed to outline the JISC vision for a national content collection, reflect on the last ten years of the JISC Content work, talk about the achievements of the JISC mass Digitisation Programmes, and discuss the many challenges ahead. Watch the speaker on video.

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How to log on at the JISC Digital Content Conference!

Connect to Cotswold Water Park Wifi signal, When the home page loads click on the internet access. This will open the internet page. In the bottom Right hand side corner a log on prompt will appear. Please click on the drop down bar to show Lounge Internet – Password : lounge. This will connect you […]

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JISC Digital Content Conference June 30th to July 1st 2009 – Can’t attend but want to follow the event?

The event is full but you can still view and interact with the event. It was always our intention to amplify the event so that as many people could access the event and to a degree interact with the event via twitter and blog posts (tag#jdcc09) . We will be live streaming from http://www.jisc.ac.uk/jdcc09 at […]

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There’s no such thing as free (high quality) digital content

At the event “Why pay for content?” organised by the Publishers Association, representatives from the publishing sector, JISC, and academics, put across opposing views on whether we should pay to access content on the internet or it should be freely and openly accessible to everybody. The content in question referred mainly to textbooks and research/reference […]

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AHRC Postgraduate Studentship 2009 – Oxford Internet Institute

An AHRC doctoral studentship is available at the Oxford Internet Institute starting this fall. The studentship provides full fees and maintenance for eligible UK students, or full fees for eligible EU students. The area of study is Librarianship, Archives and Records Management, which is broadly defined and includes information communities and the use and management […]

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Workshop on Digitisation of Library Material in Europe

Following the successful Workshop on the Digitisation of Library Material in Europe held in 2007, LIBER and EBLIDA will hold a second edition that will take place at the Royal Library of The Netherlands from 19 to 21 October 2009. Topics in the programme are: public-private partnerships, new economic models, digitisation needs of research and […]

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Digging into Data – Number of Letters of Intent Received

The JISC, along with the NEH, NSF and SSHRC are funding the Digging into Data challenge. Applicants were inivted to send expressions of interest so that the funding bodies could ensure that potential project teams were working within the parameters of the programme. After an FOI (Freedom of Information) request, JISC can reveal that 91 […]

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British Library digitised newspapers opened to public

The British Library archive of 19th-century newspapers is now available to the general public on a per per view basis. Over 2m pages of newspapers were digitised as part of the JISC’s Digitisation Programme The HE and FE version of the same content was launched in Autumn 2007 and remains freely available to the tertiary […]

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‘Staying Stylish in Hard Times’: Wartime cosmetics archives launched online

In these times of economic hardship and ever decreasing household budgets, it is always good to remind ourselves of times when money was extremely short.  The Visual Arts Data service (VADS)  has just launched an online wartime cosmetics archive. The archives of Gala, Miner’s and Crystal, three prominent cosmetics companies operating during and after the […]

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Europeana – UK Conference 26th June

        Do you have your collection on-line? Do you want it to be accessible to as wide an audience as possible? If you answer ‘Yes’ to either of  these questions then having your collection accessible through the flagship European portal is something you should seriously consider. However you might not have heard of Europeana or […]

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Teaching and learning with sound recordings

Moving images and sound recordings are still relatively little used as support to teaching and learning in comparison to other, more established, digital resources such as images and text material. However, they do offer great potential for being exploited in innovative ways within teaching and students work, as well as, of course, research. The digitisation […]

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Twitter and Digitisation Projects

Many digitisation projects have an interest in (or feel that they should be) engaging with social networking and communication tools. Many projects are tempted to automatically adopt the use of sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, LinkedIn, as well as share information through Flickr, Vimeo, You Tube, Second Life, Digg, StumbleUpon, Google Groups…etc…. But with […]

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Short courses on Search Engine Optimisation

The Strategic Content Alliance and Netskills are offering introducory short courses on Search Engine Optimisation techniques to improve your online presence, web visibility and website traffic. This event builds on a highly successful course in London in February which resulted in improving professional practice and increased traffic to attendee’s websites. The short courses are aimed […]

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JISC Digital Media announces Video Assist

JISC Digital Media recently launched Video Assist.  This is a new in-depth consultation scheme offering a free bespoke advice and training in the creation of video resources, for a selcted number of successful projects. Below are further details of this exciting new service: JISC Digital Media today announces the launch of Video Assist, a new […]