Monthly Archives: February 2011

Preparing collections for digitisation

Preparing collections for digitisation by Anna E Bülow and Jess Ahmon, is a new publication by Facet publishing on the practicalities of digitising archival collections. The guide covers the whole process, from selecting records for digitization to choosing suppliers and equipment and dealing with documents that present individual problems. As such, it can be used … Read more

Developing Community Content – Winning Projects

57 proposals were received by JISC as part of Strand B of 11/10 (Developing Community Content) and 9 recevied funding. Total funding was £713,733. Patients Partcipate!, University of Bath, Liz Lyon, £75,074 Patients Participate! will investigate the potential of crowdsourced “lay summaries”, derived from medical articles in the PubMed Central repository, as a means of … Read more

Winners of JISC Rapid Digitisation Call

Five projects were selected from the 45 proposals submitted to JISC Call 16/10 Rapid Digitisation. Three of the projects, marked below with asterisks, are conditional on clearance of various project issues. From cemetery to clinic **, University of Bradford, Andrew Wilson, £93,199 Leprosy is a debilitating disease with a strong social stigma. Once common throughout … Read more

Winners of JISC eContent Call 11/10 – Strand A Enriching via Collaboration

Amongst very tough competition (35 bids were received in total, many of which were worthy of funding), JISC has funded 8 projects within its Enriching via Collaboration strand. Total funding came for the strand came to £625,493. Two of the projects, marked below with asterisks, are conditional on clearance of various project issues. AstroDAbis, University … Read more