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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]