Author Archives: Karen Colbron

About Karen Colbron

Digital content manager, JISC. As part of Digital Resources at Jisc I manage projects in the areas of resource discovery and access to digital content for teaching, learning and research. Current projects include: Spotlight on the digital - providing online guidance and training workshops to promote resource discovery of online digital collections National Monograph Solutions - Investigating barriers and potential solutions to monographs in a digital form for UK higher education institutions.

Case studies in online resource discovery – HEIs engagement with the Spotlight on the Digital training programme

Participants from the pilot resource discovery training programme (see Resource discovery pilot training outcomes) have now completed case studies outlining their plans to practically implement guidance from the training, and the intended impact on their collections. Here is an overview of the case studies. Using Flickr to promote Special Collections Follow Special Collections at Queen’s … Read more

Resource discovery training pilot outcomes

Following on from the award of the resource discovery scholarships, participants from six HEIs have now completed the pilot training programme. Institute off Education, University College London Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading Museum of Design and Architecture, Middlesex University Special Collections, Queen’s College Belfast Special Collections and National Fairground Archive, University of … Read more

Spotlight Resource Discovery Scholarships

Following on from our call for interest for the resource discovery training programme, we are pleased to announce the names of the institutions who will be joining us for the pilot programme. Queen’s University Belfast Middlesex University, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture University of Reading, Museum of English Rural Life University of Sheffield, National … Read more

Spotlight Discovery Scholarships grant – call for interest

Jisc Spotlight on the Digital (http://bit.ly/1lVP2Db) is looking for several Higher Education institutions to help them develop and pilot a training package focusing on how to increase use and discovery of online digital resources to support research, teaching and learning. These “Discovery Scholarships” present the opportunity to learn practical techniques, hands-on exercises and case studies … Read more

Curious Images – Celebrating the British Library 1 Million images collection

Yesterday British Library Labs hosted the one day workshop “Curious Images: Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Artistic Use and a celebration of the British Library 1 Million images collection.” It was a fascinating showcase of the ways in which artists and researchers have interacted with the British Library 1 million images on Flickr. Moving from the … Read more

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities #DCDC2014

The upcoming RLUK Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities #DCDC14 will explore the area of discoverability of digital collections and the potential to engage with different types of communities. As part of the conference, on Thursday October 30th, Karen Colbron and Neil Grindley will be presenting a workshop entitled “Finding and Using Digital Collections: Do we need … Read more

Spotlight on the digital at the 2014 Digital Humanities Congress

As part of the Digital Humanities Congress 2014, Paola Marchionni presented the session “If I can’t find it, I can’t use it.” Some practical solutions to ensure your digital resources are easy to discover. The session described the initial outcomes of the Spotlight on the Digital project and the key recommendations for consideration in phase … Read more