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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: £1m; 8-12 projects between £75,000 and £125,000 each
Duration: November 2011-January 2013

Strand B: Mass Digitisation
Mass digitisation of special collections and other analogue material of educational use that meets the needs of, and are of benefit to, learning, teaching and research.
Funding available: £3.4m; 7-9 projects between £150,000 and £750,000 each
Duration: November 2011 – July 2013

Strand C: Clustering Digital Content
Bringing together existing, but currently scattered, digital content in innovative ways.
Funding available: £1m; 6-8 projects between £100,000 and £150,000 each
Duration: November 2011 – January 2013

An online briefing event will take place on Tuesday 21 June 2011 at 11am. The participant link for this is: http://bit.ly/iizinj. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend this briefing, although a recording will be made available after the event (link for recording: http://bit.ly/mS0AXi). The online briefing event will take place using Elluminate Live! Bidders are strong advised to view the hardware and software pre-requisites for Elluminate Live! by visiting http://www.elluminate.com/support.

For more information please see the JISC web site

By Paola Marchionni

I work as Digitisation Programme Manager at JISC and am responsible, together with my colleague Alastair Dunning, for the successful delivery of a portfolio of projects that have been funded under the JISC Phase 2 Digitisation programme spanning 2007-2009. In addition, I lead on programme evaluation and programme support activities such as workshops and events, and work closely with the Communications and Marketing team.

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