Monthly Archives: October 2011

European Commission’s Recommendation on Digitisation and Digital Preservation

The European Commission has just adopted a Recommendation on Digitisation and Digital Preservation, asking Member States to step up their efforts, pool their resources and involve private actors in digitising cultural material and making it available through Europeana. In particular, the Recommendation invites Member States to: – put in place solid plans for their investments … Read more

JISC funding for WW1 OER

JISC invites institutions to submit funding proposals for a project to create innovative Open Educational Resources (OERs) around the theme of World War One. The deadline for receipt of proposals in response to this call is 12:00 noon UK time on 5th December 2011. Funding of £80,000 is available for a single project starting from … Read more

Crowdsourcing health information

One of the main issues with crowdsourcing is the reliability of the information provided by an often anonymous public. This is particularly the case when dealing with medical and health related information. Patient Participate!, one of the JISC-funded community collections projects, tackled this problem and brought together the British Library, UKOLN and the Association of … Read more

Early Music Online

Early Music Online is a pilot project in which 300 of the world’s earliest surviving volumes of printed music, held in the British Library, have been digitised and made freely available online. You can browse the digitised content in Royal Holloway’s digital repository. Pages from Il primo libro de madrigali a sei voci di Pietro … Read more