Category Archives: Community Content

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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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