Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dinner for two: teaching and learning with digital content

In the last week, in preparation to bidding for the current eContent Capital programme, many institutions have made contact with Programme Managers to discuss their project ideas. Part of these conversations have focused around issues of learning resources creation, as projects in Strand A are asked to digitise special collections and then create Open Educational … Read more

Next steps for Moving Image Archives

(This blog post coincides with the publication of the recommendations of the JISC Film and Sound Think Tank – pdf report) JISC has invested signficant amounts in two fine archives of of moving images. NewsFilm Online contains over 3,000 hours of film featuring events such as the Crystal Palace fire, an early interview with Nelson … Read more

Does your collection include “treasures, oddities, and curiosities”?

Media coverage is always a good way of raising the profile of (digital) collections. If your university’s collection includes “treasures, oddities and curiosities”, the Times Higher Education would like to know about it for a new series they’re running entitled “Odds and Quads“. Last week, the magazine reveiwed the Knitting Collection based at the University … Read more

JISC Grant Funding 06/11: JISC eContent Capital Programme

New funding for eContent is available from JISC in the following areas: Strand A: Digitisation for Open Educational Resources (OER) Release of digitised educational content for use and re-use on an open access basis through digitisation of special collections and subsequent creation of Open Educational Resources (OERs) for embedding in teaching and learning. Funding available: … Read more

Some quotes on digital resources

a) After using the British Library Archival Sound Recordings website, an FE teacher commented: “The realism of it [interviews with photographers included on the site] inspired students and encouraged them to source other material beyond Google searches. It also placed the photographs in context, which you don’t get from Google.” b) A teacher who incorporated … Read more