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Furer-Haimendorf Photographs Launch Event

Friday 30th October sees the launch of the Fürer-Haimendorf archive at the School of Oriental and Arfican Studies in London. The day will include a seminar, 10am-5pm, and an evening launch event from 5pm-7pm. The photographs of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf are the world’s most comprehensive picture of tribal cultures in the himalayas and naga hills […]

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Navy Logbooks help make Waves for Climate Scientists

Today sees the launch of the UK Colonial Registers & Royal Navy logbooks (CORRAL) project that helps address the growing need for reliable climatic data to help researchers in climate change. This collaborative project between the MET Office, The National Archives, the British Climatological Data Centre and University of Sunderland is making historical Navy logbooks […]

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East London Lives 2012 – a Living Archive Launches

Today sees the launch of the East London Lives 2012, a digital archive project which aims to document some aspects of change in the lives of East Londoners towards the hosting of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The archive hosts content from research projects based at the University of East London and other contextualising […]


Murder in Cardiff, Tragedy at Llanelly: Launch of the Welsh Ballads Project

The Welsh Ballads Digitisation Project, funded as part of the Enriching Digital Resources Programme will be holding a one-day Open Seminar, for academics, students and members of the public.  The seminar will be  featuring a range of speakers on issues relating to ballads and digitisation. The seminar is taking place on Monday 14th Spetember, from  […]

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Start from where you are: Agile methods and digitisation projects

Digitisation projects face unusually diverse and intricate problems such as: collaboration between different institutions, creation of content, website development, developing learning and teaching materials, financial and resource restraints as well as team coordination. Are there ways in which the specific and difficult problems faced by digitisation projects can be mitigated by investigating different project management […]


Workshops: Collaborative Scholarly Editing

Following on from their Workshops on the Virtual Manuscript Room, the University of Birmingham are holding a two day workshop funded by JISC on Tools for Collaborative Scholarly Editing over the Web. Thursday 24 September: ‘Actions: the State of the Art’ Representatives of projects around the world will give presentations on what they have done, […]

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Virtual Manuscript Room Workshops

The Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing (ITSEE), University of Birmingham are running a series of workshops as part of the JISC funded Virtual Manuscript Room project. The workshops will be taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday 22-23 September, 2009 The first of the workshops, on Tuesday 22nd Sept will present a hands-on introduction […]

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A guide to Second Life for Lecturers

JISC has today realised its guide to using Second Life for lecturers and teachers. The guide has been written by lecturers, for lecturers and aims to assist lecturers in their use of virtual worlds for teaching and  learning. The aim of the guide is to present the basics in order to help lecturers experiment, rather […]

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JISC seeks feedback on its future strategy

December 2009 will see the launch of JISC’s next three-year strategy and the organisation is seeking feedback on its first draft. Professor Sir Tim O’Shea, chair of JISC’s Board says, “Our core activity of supporting colleges and universities in delivering their missions through the effective use of digital technologies remains unchanged. “However, in light of […]

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Digital Curation and Preservation Outreach and Capacity Building Event

14-15 September 2009 Holiday Inn, Belfast, Northern Ireland The Joint Systems Information Committee (JISC) and the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) in co-operation with the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) are delighted to announce that we will deliver a joint two-day workshop […]

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Life-cycle of a Digital Object Workshop

Following University College London’s very successful conference on 3D Colour Laser Scanning in March 2008 we are planning a 2-day workshop exploring the life-cycle of a digital object. The workshop is funded by JISC through the Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre (AHeSSC). Who is invited? The workshop is aimed at anyone interested in user […]

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Digitisation Workshops

JISC has recently funded a number of workshops to investigate and explore the challenges and achievements in digitisation and e-content. The workshops will be looking at a broad range of areas associated with Digitisation, including: Optical Character recognition (OCR), Collaboartive editing, Large scale digitisation, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and  Digitising and Mathematics. A list of […]

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Manchester Middle English Manuscripts Conference

 To celebrate the completion of the In the Bygynning project and the launch of the Manchester Middle English Digital Library, the John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester is hosting a major academic conference on 17-18 September 2009. The Manchester Middle English Manuscripts Conference will consider the Rylands collection within the wider context of other […]

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Launch of the Virtual Manuscript Room

This month sees the launch of the first phase of the Virtual Manuscript Room(VMR), as part of the Mingana Day at the University of Birmingham on 8 July. The presentation of the collection online is a crucial part of JISC’s £1.8 million Enriching Digital Resources programme, a set of 25 projects which enhances the use […]

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‘Staying Stylish in Hard Times’: Wartime cosmetics archives launched online

In these times of economic hardship and ever decreasing household budgets, it is always good to remind ourselves of times when money was extremely short.  The Visual Arts Data service (VADS)  has just launched an online wartime cosmetics archive. The archives of Gala, Miner’s and Crystal, three prominent cosmetics companies operating during and after the […]

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Europeana – UK Conference 26th June

        Do you have your collection on-line? Do you want it to be accessible to as wide an audience as possible? If you answer ‘Yes’ to either of  these questions then having your collection accessible through the flagship European portal is something you should seriously consider. However you might not have heard of Europeana or […]

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Twitter and Digitisation Projects

Many digitisation projects have an interest in (or feel that they should be) engaging with social networking and communication tools. Many projects are tempted to automatically adopt the use of sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, LinkedIn, as well as share information through Flickr, Vimeo, You Tube, Second Life, Digg, StumbleUpon, Google Groups…etc…. But with […]

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JISC Digital Media announces Video Assist

JISC Digital Media recently launched Video Assist.  This is a new in-depth consultation scheme offering a free bespoke advice and training in the creation of video resources, for a selcted number of successful projects. Below are further details of this exciting new service: JISC Digital Media today announces the launch of Video Assist, a new […]

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Improve your online presence: free workshops

The Strategic Content Alliance has just announced aseries of workshops across the UK that will look at the digital content lifecycle from creation to curation. Details of the workshops can be found below, with further information on the Strategic Content Alliance’s blog. These FREE workshops from the Strategic Content Alliance and Netskills introduce simple and […]

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JORUM’S Learning and Teaching Competition

Entries for the 2009 Jorum Learning & Teaching competition are now open. This is the third year that the Association for Learning Technology has run the awards.  The competition previously known as the Learning Object competition, will be asking for the submission of exciting and innovative learning and teaching resources that have been created under […]