Category Archives: Digital archival collections

Jisc sets up new group-purchasing pilot with publishers to lower cost of digital archival collections

Jisc is working in collaboration with three publishers, ProQuest, Adam Matthew Digital and Brill, in order to make digital collections of primary source material more affordable for institutions to purchase, so that researchers, teachers and learners can enjoy access to an even wider range of resources. Digital collections of primary source material such as texts, … Read more

Making your digital collections easier to discover. Booking is now open for our two workshops on 15 and 22 November

Jisc is offering two one-day workshops to help you increase the reach of your digital collections, optimise them for discovery and evaluate their impact. ‘Exploiting digital collections in learning, teaching and research’ will be held on Tuesday 15 November. ‘Making google work for your digital collections’ will be held on Tuesday 22 November. If your … Read more

Survey to assess the impact of two key digital collections goes live

Jisc and ProQuest recently commissioned the Oxford Internet Institute to assess the impact of two collections: Early English Books Online and the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers. These collections were purchased in perpetuity from ProQuest and are accessed through Jisc’s Historical Texts platform. The Oxford Internet Institute are experts in measuring the use, value and impact of … Read more

Sign up for training on online resource discovery for digital collections

Following on from the successful resource discovery pilot training programme, Jisc is launching a series of training sessions to support institutions in making their digital collections easier to discover. The training sessions are free and open to all FE and HE staff working within digital libraries, collections and archives. The course is also open to … Read more

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

How publishers market resources – State Papers Online

The publishers Cengage have just release a new digital resource, State Papers Online, 1509-1714, drawn from various archival sources related to the government of Britain in the early modern periods. What’s interesting is to see how they have marketed the resources via additional information on the resource homepage – http://gale.cengage.co.uk/statepapers/ Included are 10 essays from … Read more