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What do digital archival collections for teaching look like?

At a digital archival collections advisory (DAC) group meeting earlier this month, we discussed the increasing need for higher education libraries to purchase DACs which are more relevant to teaching, especially as most teaching has now moved online. Academics on some arts and humanities courses are increasingly using primary source archives to teach, often with […]

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archives and special collections Digital archival collections e-content special collections

British Periodicals Collections I and II added to Jisc’s Journal Archives

We are very pleased to announce that the digital archival collections British Periodicals Collection I and British Periodicals Collection II have now been added to Jisc’s Journal Archives service and are available to authorised researchers with immediate effect. These collections, jointly known within the service simply as ‘British Periodicals’ were purchased from ProQuest by Jisc […]

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Digital archival collections e-content Libraries

Digital archival collections: platforms and service charges in Higher Education survey

Jisc would like to invite you to take part in a survey about the cost of annual platform, access and service charges that libraries have to pay for digital archival collections/static databases that they typically acquire as one-off perpetual purchases (ie not subscription content).  We would be grateful if you could follow this link to […]

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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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Collaboration 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 […]

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Community Content e-content Funding Independent Voices

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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Collaboration Community Content Digitisation priorities e-content e-learning Research Standards teaching Usability Users

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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Community Content e-content Independent Voices

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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Community Content e-content Independent Voices

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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Community Content e-content Independent Voices

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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e-content e-learning Libraries teaching Users You Tube

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 […]

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#ukoer e-content Funding

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: […]

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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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e-content e-learning In the news Projects 2006-2009 Publicity and promotion

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 […]

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e-content images In the news Projects 2006-2009 Publicity and promotion Research

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 […]

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e-content events theatre

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 […]

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e-content events programme management Projects 2006-2009

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 […]

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Digitisation priorities e-content events workshops

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 […]