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 of Glasgow, Norman Gray, £74,204

  • AstroDabis will enable astronomers to record annotations about data stored in archives (e.g. positions, shapes and brightnesses of celestial sources) and have them published in a manner which makes them directly queryable in conjunction
  • Opening Veterinary Access to Literature (OVAL) **, Nick Short, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, £92,728

  • The Opening Veterinary Access to Literature (OVAL) project involves the repackaging of currently restricted-view veterinary educational resources into an open format, which will then be made freely accessible to an international audience of veterinary online learners.
  • Windows on Genius, Rob Iliffe, University of Sussex, £84,732

  • Windows on Genius will develop mechanisms for enriching and combining two important collections of documents created by Isaac Newton: the transcriptions of the Newton Project, based at Sussex, and the digital facsimiles of Newton’s papers, being prepared for online delivery by Cambridge University.
  • NAM **, Paul Lowe, University of the Arts, £74,204

  • NAM initially seeks to bring together the photographic archives of Phillip Jones Griffiths, the film archive of Stanley Kubrick, and the journalistic archive of Phillip Knightley in an interactive multimedia resource that looks at the resonances of the conflict in Vietnam today.
  • Parliamentary Discourses, Jean Anderson, University of Glasgow, £82,324.56

  • This project will enhance and enrich data from two hundred years of the UK Parliament in order to expose it to a wider audience within HE and to the general public. Using advanced text-processing techniques, names and topics will be identified within Hansard, thereby providing a richer data source for linguists, historians, cultural scholars, and the citizen.
  • Locating London’s Past, Robert Shoemaker, University of Sheffield, £ 96,836

  • Locating London’s Past will create an intuitive GIS interface that will enable researchers to map and visualize textual and artefactual data relating to seventeenth and eighteenth-century London against a version of John Rocque’s 1746 map of London and the first accurate modern OS map (1869-80). It will also make these data and maps available within Google Maps, allowing for the analysis of the data with open source visualization tools. The interface will be readily expandable to include additional data sets and maps (both modern and historic).
  • HERSTORY, Sarah Wickham, University of Huddersfield, £ 42,545

  • This project will repair, rehouse, repurpose and relaunch the resource From History to Her story – 90,000 images of primary sources for Yorkshire women’s lives 1100 to the present day.
  • Living Books About Life, Gary Hall, Coventry University, £78,369

  • The LiviBL project will develop a sustainable series of co-edited, electronic open access books about life – with life understood both philosophically and biologically – which will provide a bridge between the humanities and the science.
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