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New digital collections added to the JISC Content web site

A number of new digital collections for researchers, teachers and learners have been added to the JISC Content web site, including descriptions of Islamic manuscripts, virtual Darwin’s library and crowdsourced content on WW1 in Wales, flooding and early 21st Century life in Britain.

The JISC Content website provides an introduction and links to over 80 digital collections to help academics, students, researchers and librarians understand the wealth of resources available to them.

The collections span all subject areas across centuries and different formats, ranging from images, text, sound recordings, moving images, journals, newspapers, manuscripts, data and maps.

Librarians, e-resources managers and information professionals can promote this rich content to students, researchers and teachers by incorporating the interactive JISC Content widget or promotional banners into their web pages, VLEs or portals.

Some examples of how the University of East London Library and Learning Services have used the widget and banners are:

Library and Learning Services page
– Library and Learning Services Netvibes page
Research Support Portal
– Library and Learning Services database page
Library News page

All collections in the JISC Content web site have been either funded through the JISC eContent and Digitisation programme or licenced by JISC Collections.

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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