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Real people, real lives: Digital archival collections beyond academia

For better or worse, it is increasingly accepted that it is no longer the ideal to conduct research which extends the boundaries of knowledge merely for its own sake; which supports, builds upon or refutes the work of others, but which ultimately reflects back upon an enclosed and self-sustaining world of scholarship and discourse. Researchers […]

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Digital archival collections Impact assessment

Survey to assess the impact of two key digital collections goes live

Jisc and ProQuest recently commissioned the Oxford Internet Institute to assess the impact of two collections: Early English Books Online and the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers. These collections were purchased in perpetuity from ProQuest and are accessed through Jisc’s Historical Texts platform. The Oxford Internet Institute are experts in measuring the use, value and impact of […]

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Digital Impacts – last few places left

There are still a few places left for the event Digital Impacts: How to Measure and Understand the Usage and Impact of Digital Content, 20 May, Oxford Digital Impacts will discuss methodologies for measuring the impact of digitised resources and embedding them in teaching and research; it will present projects from the JISC-funded Impact and […]

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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 […]

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Impact assessment Research Users workshops

Connecting Researchers to Digital Collections

Having recently issued our Funding Call on impact & embedding of digitised resources now seems an appropriate point at which to reflect on some of the work JISC has done to investigate and facilitate the impact and usage of digital resources. The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) recently submitted their Final Report on a workshop they […]

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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 […]

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Evaluation Impact assessment Users

You can now measure the impact of your online resource

The Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources (TIDSR), developed for JISC by the Oxford Internet Institute, is now available online for everybody to use. If you have been struggling with making sense of hits, visitors numbers, log analysis, users feedback, wondering how to interpret all this data, how to gather it in the […]

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Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources

In a previous post earlier in the year, Measuring the impact of digitised resources (12/6/2008), we announced the work that the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) was about to embark upon of identifying use and usage patterns of five JISC-funded online resources and devising meaningful metrics for the measurement of the impact of digitised scholarly resources. […]

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digital humanities Impact assessment Projects 2003-2007 Teaching with primary sources

The Impact of Digitizing Special Collections on Teaching and Scholarship

A recent report from OCLC on The Impact of Digitizing Special Collections on Teaching and Scholarship. Reflections on a Symposium about Digitization and Humanities highlights the main recommendations that emerged from the symposium held in June 2008. The symposium brought together both primary users of (digitised) primary sources as well as “custodians”, such as librarians, […]

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The Long Tail of Usability

The Stormont Papers resources makes available the debates from the parliament of Northern Ireland (Stormont) from creation in 1921 until the end of Home Rule in 1971. It’s been available since 2006 and some statistics from the website are available. Of most interest is graph showing the spread of search terms entered by users There […]

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Measuring the impact of digitised resources

Measuring the use and impact of digitised resources is no easy exercise. This is not only because of the changing nature of information seeking behaviour of different audiences, which has an effect on how users engage with digital resources. It is also due to the challenge in establishing appropriate metrics and criteria for measuring the […]

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Impact assessment Jisc digitisation programmes Projects 2003-2007 Users

Usage and impact of digital resources

The JISC invites tenders to conduct a study on the usage and impact of a selection of online digital resources which were produced as part of the JISC Phase One Digitisation Programme, 2003-2007. The digital collections created as part of the programme are aimed at enhancing the provision of e-content for teaching, learning and research […]