New digital collections from Jisc #2

Here are some more highlights of the new digital collections which have been produced as part of the Jisc Content programme 2011-13.

Old Maps Online

Old Maps allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search.

Manuscripts Online

Manuscripts Online enables you to search a diverse body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain during the period 1000 to 1500.


Ovam (Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum)

OVAM is a collection of anatomy resources organised into categories according to the species, system and region covered. Original high resolution images of our assets and source files for audio-visual are available to partner organisation.


Kritikos is a customised search engine for visual media relevant to Engineering education, aimed at reducing the time required to find useful resources for study and for teaching.

Linking Parliamentary Papers through metadata (LIPARM)

A website and catalogue linking recordings and proceedings in the UK Parliament and in the Northern Ireland Parliament (Stormont Parliament) which existed between 1924 and 1974.

LIPARM interface image


The Bomb Sight project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941.

Image of bomsight

By Peter Findlay

Subject Matter Expert, Digital Scholarship, Content and Discovery, Jisc

Working with Jisc's Higher Education members to improve access to to their special collections in the age of data-centric arts, humanities and social science research.

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