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Changing digital workflows with IIIF and semantic tools (report)

Here is a recording of a recent webinar (Zoom meeting) about the report and our next steps. Pamphlets have long been a popular way of getting people involved in campaigns. We have been working with teams at the London School of Economics and at UCL to digitise some pamphlets from their collections as part of […]


Waiting for the Verdict?

An 1864 playbill, for performances at the City of London Theatre. From the East London Theatre Archive (See here for details of the updated timetable for the JISC eContent Calls)

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Don’t Take Alcoholic Drinks on Mondays

1916 poster, published by the National Organising Committee for War Savings Taken from the collection, Imperial War Museum: Posters of Conflict – The Visual Culture of Public Information and Counter Information, hosted by the Visual Arts Data Service. The image also featured on the facebook page for Europeana

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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, […]

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JPEG2000 Seminar

JPEG 2000 for the practitioner – a one-day seminar A free seminar to explore and examine the use of JPEG 2000 in the cultural heritage industry will be held at the Wellcome Trust. The seminar will include specific case studies of JPEG 2000 use. It will explain technical issues that have an impact on practical […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Visual Resources Digitisation Officer – Job Vacancy

Visual Resources Digitisation Officer (FIXED TERM CONTRACT) 5 months (1.0 FTE) or 10 months (0.5 FTE) ADD LINKS Salary: £27,318to £30,748 pa based on 1.0 FTE Location: Farnham Ref: 10-LIBR143-02 The University for the Creative Arts has campuses at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester and is home to 6,500 students from over 70 countries […]

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Pre-Raphaelites project wins award

The Pre-Raphaelites online resource  has won the BETT Award for best digital collection and resource bank after being recognised as one of the UK’s leading educational websites. Further details of the award can be found on the Birmingham City Council’s website. This latest accolade follows earlier victories in the BIMA (British Interactive Media Association) and […]

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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 […]

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Furer-Haimendorf Photographs Launch Event

Friday 30th October sees the launch of the Fürer-Haimendorf archive at the School of Oriental and Arfican Studies in London. The day will include a seminar, 10am-5pm, and an evening launch event from 5pm-7pm. The photographs of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf are the world’s most comprehensive picture of tribal cultures in the himalayas and naga hills […]


After Work, Guinness

Iconic British Poster Design Launched Online From the ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ campaign to advertisements for Gillette and Guinness, the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) is pleased to announce that a further 100 images from the archives of designer Tom Eckersley have now been made publically available online. The collection was formed by Eckersley and is […]

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National Portrait Gallery / Wikipedia argument

There has been quite a lot of information flying around since a Wikipedia user downloaded and then stitched together high-resolution images from the National Portrait Gallery, before putting them up as a single files on Wikipedia. The statement from the National Portrait Gallery clears up a lot of confusion and seems quite even handed. The […]

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“Ideal Women” online

“Many, if not all, of the Pre-Raphaelites had their own ideal of beauty“, as the recently launched Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource illustrates through beautiful images of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and sketches in its Learning resources section. The Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource gives free access to over 3000 images related to the works of artists belonging to one of […]

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‘Staying Stylish in Hard Times’: Wartime cosmetics archives launched online

In these times of economic hardship and ever decreasing household budgets, it is always good to remind ourselves of times when money was extremely short.  The Visual Arts Data service (VADS)  has just launched an online wartime cosmetics archive. The archives of Gala, Miner’s and Crystal, three prominent cosmetics companies operating during and after the […]

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Getting Your Resource Noted: Penguins, Icebergs and Heroes

The recently launched Freeze Frame project, which has digitised over 20,000 images of historic polar expeditions, has achieved phenomenal interest in the press. The press page on the JISC website lists 32 news articles or features, including an audio slideshow on the BBC website, and articles in newspapers as diverse as the Scotsman, the Daily […]

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New online resources launched: polar images and theatre in the East End

Two new online collections, funded by the JISC Digitisation programme, launched yesterday giving global access to thousand of images ranging from polar expeditions to theatre and entertainment in the East End of London. Freeze Frame: Historic Polar Images features an archive of 20,000 images depicting the history of polar exploration, inlcuding the adventures of famous […]

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Commercial Images Means Better Websites

A previous article on another digi blog illustrated how the commercial arms of the British Library and British Museum seemed to produce more efficient and innovative websites for users to browse and buy their digital wares. Following on from this, Christie’s the Auctioneers have an excellent website which allowed potential customers and interested bystanders to […]

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Art on Google Earth – Good but not good enough

There has been plenty of publicity about the eye-wateringly beautiful digital images produced by Madrid’s Prado museum in association with Google Earth. Detail from Rubens’ The Three Graces, Prado Museum, Madrid. Taken from Google Earth. Contrary to what some art critics have written, this is, in some ways, a more powerful experience than seeing the […]

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The launch of JISC Digital Media

JISC Digital Media is the new name for the Technical Advisory Service for Images (TASI).   The JISC Digital Media team will continue to provide advice, training and guidance on   the creation and use of digital media collections, with the expanded service now providing expertise in moving images and sound in addition to still images and their […]