Methodology Projects 2006-2009

How to digitise newspapers

As phase 2 of the British Libray’s newspaper digitisation programme prepares to conclude (1m more pages are due to be added in the coming months), there are some interesting reports about the digitisation process becoming available. The project’s final report looks at the issues such as the capture of metadata, the standards used, and the […]


Winners of JISC e-content Programme

Funding letters have now been largely signed and JISC can announce the winners of its e-content Programme. The call was divided into two strands, the first to allow institutions to develop their skills and strategies for digitising and delivering their digitised content, and the second to maximise the use and benefits of existing digitised content. […]


More funding for digital projects

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have recently announced £4m worth of funding for digital projects. This is a welcome development, particulary in the light of the fact that the AHRC has had no dedicated funding for ICT work since the cessation of its Resource Enhancement scheme. It has two particular strands, and projects […]

In the news Projects 2006-2009 Publicity and promotion Usability

International award for JISC-funded Pre-Raphaelite resource

The Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource , funded under the JISC Digitisation programme, has been awarded the first prize in the Arts/Culture category of the Interactive Media Awards. The Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement. The project was led by […]


Murder in Cardiff, Tragedy at Llanelly: Launch of the Welsh Ballads Project

The Welsh Ballads Digitisation Project, funded as part of the Enriching Digital Resources Programme will be holding a one-day Open Seminar, for academics, students and members of the public.  The seminar will be  featuring a range of speakers on issues relating to ballads and digitisation. The seminar is taking place on Monday 14th Spetember, from  […]

#jdmcollect09 events preservation

Places still available for free digitisation and digital preservation workshops

Places are still available for two free seminars organised by JISC Digital Media on key topics relating to digitisation projects. 1) Successfully Building and Managing Digital Media Collection (5 places remaining) Date: 15th September In order for a digitisation project to provide useful, effective content many interlinking aspects need to be considered. This seminar, which […]

Audio-Visual Projects 2006-2009

More Classical Music Online – Chopin

The addition of over 1500 recordings of Chopin’s music – including key performances of piano repertoire, including all Mazurkas, Preludes, Etudes, Polonaises and more – is another string to the bow of the British Library’s Archival Sound Recordings. The Sound Archive has now built up a formidable array of early recordings of canonical composters, comprising […]

Data capture events

High Volume Digitisation: Issues, Trends & Innovative Robot Tech

The workshop This free workshop focuses on high-volume digitisation of bound materials e.g. books, manuscripts, newspapers, magazines, registers and ephemera. This is a growing area of interest for technical and project managers, practitioners and researchers, and useful for anyone interested in what is also known as ‘mass’ or Large Scale Digitisation Initiatives (LSDIs). Bringing together […]

In the news Projects 2006-2009

War Poetry Archive launches new collection – Edmund Blunden

The University of Oxford’s First World War Poetry Archive has just released a new collection of digitised poems and other material, by Edmund Blunden Blunden was sent to the Western Front in 1916, and served as part of the 11th Royal Sussex regiment. He received the Military Cross for his actions during the Battle of […]