Monthly Archives: July 2010

JISC projects now available on Twitter

You can now follow all the JISC innovation projects as they are funded and added to our PIMS database. Still in an experimental stage, the feed allows all newly funded projects to appear on the Twitter feed: @jiscprojects Follow new JISC projects here: http://twitter.com/jiscprojects Please bear in mind this is still an experimental service, but … Read more

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New Musical Resource – Unheard and forgotten for 60 years

Over 2000 recordings by British and Irish Muscians have been digitised and made available online in a project by Kings College, London. The Musicains of Britain and Ireland 1900-1950 project is allowing listeners and researchers to rediscover leading musicians who were once household names. Most of the recordings are making their first public appearance since … Read more

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Serving Soldier Collection Launch

This week saw the launch of the Serving Soldier project at Kings College, London. The project is providing online access to unique original documents and photographs held by the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives. The project takes the multi-faceted role of the soldier as its central theme: Exposing a proportion of little known material (hidden … Read more

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Islamic Studies manuscripts at the Wellcome Trust

One of the most interesting partnerships in the JISC Islamic Studies strand is that between the Wellcome Trust, King’s College London, and Egypt’s Biblioteca Alexandrina. The Wellcome Trust, as part of its own digitisation programme, is digitising 500 manuscripts from its extensive collection. King’s College London is developing a cataloguing tool which will allow for … Read more

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New Community Collection Project looking for submissions

‘How easily can treasure buried in the ground, gold hidden however skilfully, escape from any man! Seamus Heaney (transl.) Beowulf A new exemplar community collection is now live: Project Woruldhord. The project  is trialling the processes and the community contributed collection (‘CoCoCo’) software being formed by the RunCoCo project. The project is trying to collect any … Read more

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