Category Archives: Podcasts

Issac Newton Podcasts and other new digitisation projects

JISC has just selected 25 diverse projects at UK universities that are going to receive £1.8m of funding in the ‘Enrich Digital Resources’ programme. The support has been allocated to projects designed to benefit both researchers and learners, to improve existing digital content and to digitise new materials for sustainable access in the future. The … Read more

Early usage of the John Johnson Collection

The second release of the JISC-funded John Johnson Collection: An Archive of Printed Ephemera, a collaboration between the Bodleian Library and ProQuest, is now available at http://johnjohnson.chadwyck.co.uk and http://johnjohnson.chadwyck.com. The project reported that “usage Statistics for the John Johnson Collection resource during the first two months since the launch (March 2008) have been extremely encouraging … Read more

JISC/NEH transatlantic collaboration grants announced

Five digitisation projects are to be awarded funding of around £600,000 ($1,150,000) under a transatlantic collaboration between JISC and the US National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).A call for proposals issued last November invited scholars in England and the USA to collaborate on digitisation, the aim of the £600,000 ($1,150,000) programme being to unite scholarly … Read more

Podcast: Why is Google showing us the way forward in digitisation? asks senior UK librarian

The recent LIBER-EBLIDA workshop on digitisation of library material in Europe explored some important challenges facing national and university libraries across the continent as they attempt to join together to deliver a “European Digital Library”. In this podcast interview Paul Ayris, librarian at University College London and a senior figure in these European developments, depicts … Read more

Podcast: Alastair Dunning on the JISC digitisation programme

The £22m JISC digitisation programme is making available a wide range of vital scholarly resources to UK education and research. Programme manager Alastair Dunning talks to Philip Pothen about what the programme is delivering and why the recent international conference in Cardiff represented an important landmark both for the programme and for wider attempts to … Read more

Podcast: Librarians say Google can support international education and research

Google has quickly become a key player in the digitisation of scholarly resources. In this podcast two librarians – Richard Ovenden of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University and Mike Keller at Stanford University – who are both working with Google to digitise large parts of their collections, talk to Philip Pothen about the opportunities … Read more