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Call for information: digitisation of 1960s, 70s and 80s UK alternative and independent press material

Help us create digital collections, for the open web, by proposing UK alternative and underground press magazine titles in two broad subject areas: The struggle for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) civil rights and equality in Britain Second wave feminism in Britain The deadline for submitting this information is: EXTENDED TO 16 APRIL 2018.  Please download […]

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Selecting alternative and underground press content for open access

Peggy Glahn of Reveal Digital concluded a recent guest post on this blog by stating: As proven by the Independent Voices project, Reveal Digital is building an exciting and innovative approach to open access publishing that puts libraries in control of their own content while providing scholars with important new primary source material to support […]

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Reveal Digital’s Independent Voices is now available to UK Higher Education institutions

You may be interested to know that Reveal Digital’s Independent Voices is now available to UK Higher Education institutions for pledging via the Jisc Collections catalogue at https://goo.gl/YmbH7Q. The pledging period runs until 31 July 2017. Reveal Digital have developed a digital collection made up of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals from the latter […]

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Continued thinking about using archives for teaching, learning and research

When I was fortunate to be invited by, Anthony Mandal, Professor in Print and Digital Cultures,  to deliver the keynote at the recent GW4 Remediating the Archive workshop at the University of Cardiff, Wales, I decided to set out the current state of digitisation and its focus upon actual use of digital content by providing […]

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Reveal Digital webinar on library crowdfunding model for open access digital collections

Last week Jisc and Reveal Digital hosted a webinar to introduce Reveal Digital’s library crowdfunding model for open access digital collections to UK Higher Education institutions. A recording of the webinar can be found here and below are the slides from the webinar. The webinar provided an overview of Reveal Digital’s cost recovery-open access model […]

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Independent Voices – pledging and licencing fees

The Independent Voices collection by US-based organisation Reveal Digital follows a cost-recovery open access model. Once digitisation and related costs have been recovered through a library crowdfunding model, the collection goes on open access. This is scheduled to be in 2019. In the US, 96 libraries have already pledged their support to Independent Voices. In […]

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Drugs, sex and rock & roll: Independent Voices focuses on a rebellious era while changing the scholarly publishing landscape

A guest post by Peggy Glahn describing Independent Voices, Reveal Digital‘s crowdfunded collection. Jisc is interested in your views on Reveal Digital’s open access publishing model, register for the webinar on 1st December at 3.30pm. . The 1960s began an era of tumultuous social change in the Western world. In the United States, the 1960s […]

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Crowdsourcing and Variant Digital Editions – some troubles ahead

Projects like UCL’s Transcribe Bentham and New York Public Library’s What’s on the Menu? have done groundbreaking work in engaging the public to transcribe their manuscript collections. Crowdsourcing allows rapid, and it seems high-quality, creation of transcribed data from original documents. Transcribe Bentham has so far created 1,330 transcribed versions, and only a handful have […]

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Addressing History – historical maps, enriched

AddressingHistory, a new website recently launched, is asking history enthusiasts to explore their ancestors and local historical connections by finding and placing historical Scottish Post Office Directory listings on the map. Based at EDINA, University of Edinburgh, the AddressingHistory website combines the listings from the Directories, historical forerunners of Yellow Pages, with maps from the […]

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‘Welsh Voices’ on BBC web site

The JISC-funded Welsh Voices project has provided content for a new gallery of images on the BBC web site commemorating the 92nd anniversary of Armistice Day. Welsh Voices is part of the JISC Developing community content programme which aims to establish partnerships between the Higher Education sector and community groups, organisations and the general public […]

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Strandlines Digital Communities

The Stand is one of the oldest streets in London.  It follows the line of the Roman road of Akeman, and lies on the Saxon boundary of Aldwych. The Strand is located in the centre of London.  It is the eye in a storm of diverse people, communities, societies and organisations that inhabit this busy […]

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Making a case for public engagement

I have recently attended a number of events on the role(s) of Public engagement in the Arts and Humanities. As a result I thought it might be useful to document some of the key issues that arose from these events, and some of the actions institutions and departments have been taking to deal with these […]

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New Community Collection Project looking for submissions

‘How easily can treasure buried in the ground, gold hidden however skilfully, escape from any man! Seamus Heaney (transl.) Beowulf A new exemplar community collection is now live: Project Woruldhord. The project  is trialling the processes and the community contributed collection (‘CoCoCo’) software being formed by the RunCoCo project. The project is trying to collect any […]

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Community Content Call: Strand II Winners

The second strand of Grant 13/09: BCE, e-Content & Digitisation programmes: Developing community content aims to build new digital collections, or transform existing collections through genuine co-creation with specific external communities. Below are the five winning projects from strand II of this call (two are currently conditional awards): OurWikiBooks (Conditional Award) University of Manchester (Alexandria […]