The Past’s Digital Presence Conference

A Graduate Student Symposium at Yale University February 19th and 20th, 2010 Graduate students from around the globe will address how databases and other digital technologies are making an impact on our research in the humanities during this interdisciplinary symposium. How is digital technology changing methods of scholarly research with pre-digital sources in the humanities? […]

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Digital Futures of Special Collections – Workshop

Building on the work of the Creating Heritage Artefacts for Research and Teaching in an e-Repository (CHARTER) project, the university of Exeter Special Collections are holding a free, one day workshop examining the futures of special colections. Digital Futures of Special Collections Workshop Day 16th March 2010 A workshop day aimed at curators and collection […]

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Pre-Raphaelites project wins award

The Pre-Raphaelites online resource  has won the BETT Award for best digital collection and resource bank after being recognised as one of the UK’s leading educational websites. Further details of the award can be found on the Birmingham City Council’s website. This latest accolade follows earlier victories in the BIMA (British Interactive Media Association) and […]

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Challenging our understanding of Digitisation

At the forthcoming Developer Happiness Days one of the sessions planned to take place will be exploring a DIY digitisation workflow: Taking you from the act of scanning images and objects, learning how to process and edit them with software like ocrupus, blender and OpenCV, storing and manipulating them online and finally, through to printing […]

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Opening up regional newspapers – 100,000 pages of new content added to 19th Century British Library Newspapers

An additional 100,000 pages of digitised newspaper content have now been added to the 19th-Century British Library Newspapers interface. This is the first part of the second phase of JISC funding to add 1 million pages of new content to this unique resource in early 2010, published by Gale, part of Cengage Learning. The initial […]

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More travellers’ tales for Vision of Britian website

The Vision of Britain website had now added four new writers to its collection of British travel writers, details of which are below John Byng, later Viscount Torrington — so far, just vol. 4 of the Torrington Diaries, including tours from London to Newark, around Kent and a lot of local trips in Bedfordshire, […]


Grant 13/09: BCE, e-Content & Digitisation programmes: Developing community content

As you have probably seen, JISC has frozen its current and future funding calls for ‘capital-funded’ projects but not ‘core-funded’ projects. The current call within the BCE and e-Content programmes for Developing community content draws its funds from both capital and core funding. For those planning Strand I bids (Rapid user innovation), the call is […]