Category Archives: events

“New Strategies for Digital Content”, 18 March 2011 – Registration open

This one-day conference focuses on some of the key strategic issues faced by content creators and publishers today and which were addressed by the JISC eContent programme 2009-2011, in particular: – the need for institutions to develop the necessary skills and strategies to embed digitisation within institutional strategies and practices as well as devise effective … Read more

Digitisation project is ‘Underexposed’

Following recent discoveries in the John Rylands Library Special Collections, UNDEREXSPOSED is an exhibition in Collaboration with The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), celebrating the life of one of Manchester’s early photographic pioneers, J.T. Chapman. Chemist, inventor and photographer, Chapman invented some of the processes that were to become standard in early photography. However, … Read more

Cross-searching eContent in Higher Education

The Visualising China Project is hosting a one-day workshop in Bristol on Tuesday 21st September, with presentations and discussion on the topic of cross-searching distributed, interrelated, online resources. Presentations will include: The Visualising China project which currently harvests data linking to two large, separate image collections. Connected Histories project will present their experiences in cross-searching … Read more

Welsh Ballads website launches

The four thousand 18th and 19th century ballads that make up the Welsh Ballads Digitisation project at Cardiff University have gone live on a new website. The project has made around 15,000 pages of rare Welsh ballads available online.  The collection also includes some of the ballads sung and available digitally. The ballads give an … Read more

Serving Soldier Collection Launch

This week saw the launch of the Serving Soldier project at Kings College, London. The project is providing online access to unique original documents and photographs held by the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives. The project takes the multi-faceted role of the soldier as its central theme: Exposing a proportion of little known material (hidden … Read more

Heritage and Digitial Innovation event

International seminar – Heritage and digital innovation, Lleida, Spain, 13-15 May 2010 The seminar aims to bring together cultural institutions and commercial organisations, including those participating in EU-funded projects (3D-Coform, Europeana, CARARE), to discuss Website: http://www.heritagetechnologies.org/lleida2010/index.php?title=Portada Read more

Digital Collections Online is launched

Tuesday 16th March saw the launch of Exeter University’s Digital Collections Online. Delivering images and digital objects from Exeter’s most prestigious research collections, including over 2000 images showcasing Victorian culture, openly available for teaching and research. The website includes e-learning packages to help embed the collections use within the university’s teaching, learning and research. Highlights … Read more

Digitised History: the impact of digitisation on research into 18th and 19th Century Britain

20 July 2010, 10am-4pm British Library Conference Centre, Euston Road, London • Explore the impact of the large scale digitisation of newspapers • Consider the effect that this has had on research and researchers • Question the implied changes to research methodologies Not only has the digitisation of historical newspapers made it easier to discover … Read more

European Conference on Digital Libraries – Call for Papers

14th European Conference on Digital Libraries – Call for Papers September 6-10, 2010 Glasgow, UK  Overview The European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL) is the leading European scientific forum on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues, bringing together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field.  Topics of interest include, but … Read more

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

The Past’s Digital Presence Conference

A Graduate Student Symposium at Yale University February 19th and 20th, 2010 Graduate students from around the globe will address how databases and other digital technologies are making an impact on our research in the humanities during this interdisciplinary symposium. How is digital technology changing methods of scholarly research with pre-digital sources in the humanities? … Read more

Digital Futures of Special Collections – Workshop

Building on the work of the Creating Heritage Artefacts for Research and Teaching in an e-Repository (CHARTER) project, the university of Exeter Special Collections are holding a free, one day workshop examining the futures of special colections. Digital Futures of Special Collections Workshop Day 16th March 2010 A workshop day aimed at curators and collection … Read more

Challenging our understanding of Digitisation

At the forthcoming Developer Happiness Days one of the sessions planned to take place will be exploring a DIY digitisation workflow: Taking you from the act of scanning images and objects, learning how to process and edit them with software like ocrupus, blender and OpenCV, storing and manipulating them online and finally, through to printing … Read more

Victorians find themselves in Second Life!

Last week saw the launch of the Resurecting the Past Project from the University of Bristol. The project has built a 3D model of the Pompeii Court from the Crystal Palace exhibition in the virtual world of Second Life.   The project aims to: to make accessible to the public knowledge of the Crystal Palace … Read more