The second strand of Grant 13/09: BCE, e-Content & Digitisation programmes: Developing community content aims to build new digital collections, or transform existing collections through genuine co-creation with specific external communities.
Below are the five winning projects from strand II of this call (two are currently conditional awards):
University of Manchester (Alexandria Walker)
This project will undertake co-development, with teachers and GCSE and A-level students, of a new digital collection of key concerns and knowledge in computing education. In the process, the project will build a community that collaboratively creates digital collections of imaginative educational materials for use in learning and teaching computing, with this content being made available to the computing education community in the UK and worldwide.
University of Leicester (Ben Wynne)
This project will create a base digital archive comprised of historical texts from the University of Leicester Library’s Special Collections complemented by video recordings from MACE, oral history recordings from EMOHA and private collections of historical photographs of ‘ghost signs’, buildings, bridges and other architecturally significant sites from across the county.
Media and Memory in Wales, 1950-2000
University of Aberyswyth (Dr. Iwan Rhys Morus)
This project will collect and archive oral testimony relating to the age of television in Wales. It will solicit memories of significant televisual moments in politics and culture. By focussing on four distinct geographical and linguistic communities, it will seek to provide a spectrum of memories that represent a national collective memory of television in Wales.
Welsh Voices of the Great War Online
University of Cardiff (Gethin Matthews)
This project will work with the families of those in Wales who fought, or otherwise served, in the First World War in order to collect and make available online the range of artefacts that are held in private hands. The results will be presented via the People’s Collection website, a Welsh Assembly Government funded project.
Community Cafe Projects
University of Southampton (Alison Dickens)
The project will address the scarcity of up to date, online resources for community languages. The aim of the project is to co-create a community collection of online language and cultural materials which will significantly enhance existing materials to support community languages.