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Do you use digitised newspapers or other digital collections?

If you use digitised newspapers or other large-scale digital collections in your work, research or for personal interest, then please fill in the survey at https://opinio.ucl.ac.uk/s?s=15519.

This survey is part of a research project being undertaken at UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, which aims to learn more about users of large scale digitised collections, and in particular digitised newspaper collections. The project is considering the impact of large collections of digitised material upon researchers, the public and the cultural sector, and is very interested to gather opinions from users of these collections.

The project is looking in particular at the British Library’s 19th Century Newspaper Collection, and this survey is one of a number of methods that are being used to gather data on how researchers are using the collection, how they access, view and store digital material, and the impact that digitised resources are having upon their work.

Additionally, if you have been involved in creating or managing large-scale digital collections, then the experience of your users would be invaluable; anything that you can do to disseminate this survey more widely would therefore be greatly appreciated.

The closing date for this survey is Friday 14th September. It contains 40 questions, and will take no more than 30 minutes to complete. Participation is, of course, entirely voluntary and anonymous.

If you have any questions, you can contact Paul Gooding at paul.gooding.10@ucl.ac.uk

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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