The JISC Digitisation Conference was held at the St David’s Hotel and Conference Centre in Cardiff on 20/21 July 2007. It gathered together some of the leading digitisation projects, funding-bodies, publishers, archives, libraries and many of the key thinkers in the area. There was an international delegate list, drawing in representatives from the UK, France, […]
The £22m JISC digitisation programme is making available a wide range of vital scholarly resources to UK education and research. Programme manager Alastair Dunning talks to Philip Pothen about what the programme is delivering and why the recent international conference in Cardiff represented an important landmark both for the programme and for wider attempts to […]
Justin Champion, Professor of the History of Early Modern Ideas at Royal Holloway, was due to give the keynote speech on e-content and its impact on learning, teaching and research on the second day of the conference. Unfortunately, he couldn’t make it. However, he has passed on the narrative of the talk he would have […]
Peter B Kaufman is president and executive producer of Intelligent Television in New York. At the conference he gave two fascinating presentations: Business models and sustainability; and the opportunities offered by online video. If you missed them – or want to refresh your memory – we’ve got the pdfs of the narratives of his talks, […]
The JISC digitisation conference was opened by Carwyn Jones, now Counsel General and Leader of the House in the Welsh Assembly Government (you can read the live blog of his well-received speech here). He also gave a short interview to JISC’s Philip Pothen before the speech, and it is now available to listen to as […]
Powerpoint presentations from both days of the conference can be found on the main conference archive page. If you are a speaker and your presentation is not listed, please send it over to us and we’ll include it.
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Simon Tanner sums up the last three days in just five words: collaboration, visibility, invisibility, mass and tomorrow. Collaboration: the hardest thing we do – sitting down and committing institutions to work together and achieve common goal – not easy – underlying thread is that it matters and is taken seriously by everybody here and […]
With Sarah Porter, David Dawson, Emma Beer, Brian Kelly, David Dawson and Julian Ball
Digital capture and conversion of text – overcoming the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) challenges Paul Ell (moderator), Director, Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis, Queen’s University Belfast Aly Conteh, Head of Digitisation, British Library Julian Ball, Project Manager, University of Southampton Martin Locock, National Library of Wales Aly Conteh The British Library perspective – have […]
Moderators from all six parallel sessions, on areas as diverse as digital video and commercial e-content developments, gathered to report back on the presentations and discussions in their groups.
Mass digitisation: best practice and lessons learnt David Dawson (moderator) Senior Policy Adviser (Digital Futures), Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Stuart Dempster, Director, Strategic Content Alliance, JISC Joyce Ray Associate Deputy Director for Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Washington DC Ricky Erway Programme Officer, OCLC Programs and Research
The JISC Digitisation Programme: an introduction to the digitisation strategy and new collections coming on stream from 2009 Paola Marchionni, Digitisation Programme Manager, JISC Alastair Dunning, Digitisation Programme Manager, JISC “If Google is The Beast, then the JISC digitisation programme will be The Beauty”
Cyber-infrastructure and information policy: the changing face of US digitisation developments Joyce Ray, Associate Deputy Director for Library Services Institute of Museum and Library Services
David Baker, Principal, College of St Mark and St John, with Sarah Porter and Stuart Dempster More, live, notes from the meeting can be found on the Strategic Content Alliance Blog Themes: Towards alignment of international content inititives Business models/partnerships/roles Governance (licencing, IP) Tools and infrastructure Communities of practice Advocacy and tools for this, vocabulary […]
Sarah Porter (Chair) with feedback from session moderators: Stuart Dempster Philip Pothen Alastair Dunning Paola Marchioni Emma Beer
Business models and sustainability. How do we maintain and develop e-content? Stuart Dempster (moderator), Director, Strategic Content Alliance, JISC Catherine Draycott , Chair, BAPLA; Peter Kaufman , Chief Executive Officer, Intelligent Television Dan Burnstone, Director of Publishing, Chadwyck-Healey, ProQuest
Newsflash: shortly after speaking to us at the conference, Carwyn Jones, Minister for Education, Culture and the Welsh Language at the Welsh Assembly Government was promoted to Leader of the House. Congratulations!
David Pearson: It seems to me that Google had the big idea that the libraries failed to have about 10 years ago about the way the world was going to be in the information age. Google saw it and took it forward in ways that the publicly funded library sector are catching up with rather […]
What are the roles and priorities for research libraries in the UK and US in the delivery of e-content? Richard Ovenden, Keeper of Special Collections (Associate Director), Bodleian Library, University of Oxford Michael Keller, University Librarian, Stanford University We want to talk about the elephant in the room, the love that dare not speak its […]