Category Archives: Funding

Developing new approaches to digitising special collections

We recently ran a workshop after a long period of consultation about out future approach to digisation. The resulting workshop report: Summary Report: New Business Models for Digitisation sets out a direction of travel for us and our key partners and stakeholders. Jisc has a long history of undertaking digitisation initiatives. Back in 1993 the Joint … Read more

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 … Read more

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 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 … Read more

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

Update on JISC funding for digital content

We’re still not in a position to give precise details on the forthcoming call for JISC digital content (and the hoped for early publication of details last month proved a little optimistic). However, we’ve been given permission to publicise the following. Subject to confirmation from the appropriate JISC subcommittee, there will be three strands within … Read more

Impact and Embedding of Digitised Resources – New Projects

JISC has recently funded seven new projects to explore the Impact and Embedding of Digitised Resources. The aims of the programme are to: Facilitate institutions in carrying out an analysis of the impact of their digitised resources/collections that have been live for at least one calendar year. To develop strategies and practical solutions to ensure … Read more

Funding for Impact and Embedding of Digitised Resources

JISC has just announced funding for its Grant call 7/10: e-Content and Digitisation programme: Impact and Embedding of digitised resources. Funding of up to £150,000 is available for projects addressing the impact and embedding of digitised resources.  It is anticipated that 4-6 projects will be funded and the maximum funding for any one project is … Read more

Funding for releasing your digital content

JISC has recently published its 02/10 call, entitled ‘Deposit of research outputs and Exposing digital content for education and research.’ Strand II, focussed on exposing digital content, may well be of interest to digitisation projects. Often digitisation projects develop specific interfaces so that their users can search and browse through the digitised collections. However, the … Read more

Winners of the AHRC’s Digital Programme

The Arts and Humanities Research Council has released details of the winners of its ‘Digital Equipment and Database Enhancement for Impact’ scheme. 21 projects have been funded at a value of just over £4m. Dr GP Earl £232,575.00 School of Humanities, University of Southampton Reflectance Transformation Imaging Systems for Ancient Documentary Artefacts Professor J Ellis … Read more

Grant 13/09: BCE, e-Content & Digitisation programmes: Developing community content

As you have probably seen, JISC has frozen its current and future funding calls for ‘capital-funded’ projects but not ‘core-funded’ projects. The current call within the BCE and e-Content programmes for Developing community content draws its funds from both capital and core funding. For those planning Strand I bids (Rapid user innovation), the call is … Read more

Digitisation and Community Engagement – Future JISC funding

Following the success of projects such as the University of Oxford’s Great War Archive, JISC have continued exploration into the concept of community collections, that is digital resources that are created or enhanced by both user groups inside and outwith traditional academic audiences. 1914 Christmas ‘Comforts tin’ and card, from the Great War Archive This … Read more