programme management

Start from where you are: Agile methods and digitisation projects

Digitisation projects face unusually diverse and intricate problems such as: collaboration between different institutions, creation of content, website development, developing learning and teaching materials, financial and resource restraints as well as team coordination. Are there ways in which the specific and difficult problems faced by digitisation projects can be mitigated by investigating different project management […]


How to access and deposit learning resources – JORUM training events

Jorum is a free online service providing access to teaching and learning resources, for teaching and support staff in UK Further and Higher Education Institutions. The Jorum team is organising a series of free training events, commencing September 2009. These sessions will provide a blend of presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities, including searching and depositing […]


Workshops: Collaborative Scholarly Editing

Following on from their Workshops on the Virtual Manuscript Room, the University of Birmingham are holding a two day workshop funded by JISC on Tools for Collaborative Scholarly Editing over the Web. Thursday 24 September: ‘Actions: the State of the Art’ Representatives of projects around the world will give presentations on what they have done, […]

events OCR

Workshop: Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for the mass digitisation of textual materials: Improving Access to Text

24 September 2009 – UKOLN, University of Bath FREE one-day workshop for * Collection holders in HE and Cultural Heritage organisations * Users of digitised content for teaching, learning and research This workshop is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) as part of a series of workshops & seminars on Achievements & […]

events Projects 2006-2009

Virtual Manuscript Room Workshops

The Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing (ITSEE), University of Birmingham are running a series of workshops as part of the JISC funded Virtual Manuscript Room project. The workshops will be taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday 22-23 September, 2009 The first of the workshops, on Tuesday 22nd Sept will present a hands-on introduction […]


Winners of Islamic Studies funding for digitisation

JISC is happy to announce the two winners of its call for Islamic Studies Catalogue and Manuscript Digitisation, who are the Wellcome Library and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The Wellcome Library will be digitising and cataloguing 500 Arabic-language manuscripts from their collection. They will be doing with assistance with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in […]


After Work, Guinness

Iconic British Poster Design Launched Online From the ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ campaign to advertisements for Gillette and Guinness, the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) is pleased to announce that a further 100 images from the archives of designer Tom Eckersley have now been made publically available online. The collection was formed by Eckersley and is […]

e-learning In the news Projects 2006-2009 Virtual Environments

A guide to Second Life for Lecturers

JISC has today realised its guide to using Second Life for lecturers and teachers. The guide has been written by lecturers, for lecturers and aims to assist lecturers in their use of virtual worlds for teaching and  learning. The aim of the guide is to present the basics in order to help lecturers experiment, rather […]