Category Archives: e-content

Improving acquisition of Digital Archival Collections – call for participation

Jisc is looking to design a new service to support Higher Education (HE) institutions to develop a more strategic approach to the acquisition of digital archival collections. We are inviting up to 12 HE libraries to participate in a pilot to help us identify, specify, and quantify information and data which supports a more informed … 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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Historical Texts and Journal Archives – building a strategy for support materials

Here at the Historical Texts and Journal Archives team (http://historicaltexts.jisc.ac.uk and https://journalarchives.jisc.ac.uk) we strive to provide our users with the kind of support that is properly relevant to their needs. As such, we explore quite a large range of support activities to try and cater for as many differing requirements as possible. We look to … Read more

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JISC Grant Funding 06/11: JISC eContent Capital Programme

New funding for eContent is available from JISC in the following areas: Strand A: Digitisation for Open Educational Resources (OER) Release of digitised educational content for use and re-use on an open access basis through digitisation of special collections and subsequent creation of Open Educational Resources (OERs) for embedding in teaching and learning. Funding available: … 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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Writers Respond to the John Jonson Collection

The first of this year’s releases of the John Johnson Collection: An Archive of Printed Ephemera has just been announced. The publication is a series of fourteen specially commissioned essays that respond to a diverse selection of items from the John Johnson Collection. These concise and illuminating studies – which have been contributed by Rob … Read more

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Alice in Wonderland’s adventures digitised

I recently blogged about the launch of the University of Exeter’s Digital Collections Online. Some of the amazing images that were digitised and added to the repository demand to be highlighted in more depth. With all the hype about Tim Burton’s new Alice in Wonderland film, it seems appropriate to highlight the amazing collection of … Read more

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Archiving for the Future Conference

Archiving for the Future: using archives to enhance learning and teaching in drama and theatre studies Event Description: This event is being organised in conjunction with the Institute for Performing Arts Development at the University of East London and the CEDAR (Clustering and Enhancing Digital Archives for Research) project: a unique approach to clustering and … Read more

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From Botanical Research to Murder Most Foul: 11 new e-Content Projects begin

The 14-15th October saw the first Programme Meeting for the 11 new projects that from the new e-Content Programme. The meeting is an opportunity for projects to meet each other and share ideas and inspirations, as well as an opportunity for programme managers to meet all the projects in one space. Meeting the Projects The … Read more

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Mathematic Content in Electronic Media

A recent workshop held on the 9th September 2009 at the Open University discussed the issues that surround mathematical content in digital form. Bringing together leading mathematicians and practitioners involved in the digitisation of mathematical content, the workshop addressed areas such as: collaboration, standards, improving practice,  and reuse of software, in relation to mathematic content … Read more

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