Category Archives: Projects 2006-2009

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

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New Musical Resource – Unheard and forgotten for 60 years

Over 2000 recordings by British and Irish Muscians have been digitised and made available online in a project by Kings College, London. The Musicains of Britain and Ireland 1900-1950 project is allowing listeners and researchers to rediscover leading musicians who were once household names. Most of the recordings are making their first public appearance since … Read more

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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

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New Community Collection Project looking for submissions

‘How easily can treasure buried in the ground, gold hidden however skilfully, escape from any man! Seamus Heaney (transl.) Beowulf A new exemplar community collection is now live: Project Woruldhord. The project  is trialling the processes and the community contributed collection (‘CoCoCo’) software being formed by the RunCoCo project. The project is trying to collect any … Read more

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Film and Sound in Education: New Videos

Despite the unbiquitous presence of moving image and sound in much of our daily lives, it has largely failed to make any impact in academic teaching, learning and research. In an attempt to strengthen the role of film and sound in further and higher education, the Film and Sound Think Tank has recently launched a set … Read more

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Writers Respond to the John Jonson Collection

The first of this year’s releases of the John Johnson Collection: An Archive of Printed Ephemera has just been announced. The publication is a series of fourteen specially commissioned essays that respond to a diverse selection of items from the John Johnson Collection. These concise and illuminating studies – which have been contributed by Rob … Read more

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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 … Read more

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Centre for Digital Excellence Captures Chaucer on Camera!

 The Codex (Centre for Digital Excellence) project at the University of Manchester recently visited National Trust Petworth House in Sussex to digitise a medieval Chaucer manuscript. The project aims to establish partnerships with museums, libraries and archive repositories throughout the region, and beyond, to develop and test collaborative models for digitisation. This was the projects … Read more

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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

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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 … Read more

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Opening up regional newspapers – 100,000 pages of new content added to 19th Century British Library Newspapers

An additional 100,000 pages of digitised newspaper content have now been added to the 19th-Century British Library Newspapers interface. This is the first part of the second phase of JISC funding to add 1 million pages of new content to this unique resource in early 2010, published by Gale, part of Cengage Learning. The initial … Read more

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More travellers’ tales for Vision of Britian website

The Vision of Britain website had now added four new writers to its collection of British travel writers, details of which are below http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/travellers John Byng, later Viscount Torrington — so far, just vol. 4 of the Torrington Diaries, including tours from London to Newark, around Kent and a lot of local trips in Bedfordshire, … Read more

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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

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British Cartoon Archive Workshop

The British Cartoon Archive recently ran a workshop which aimed at allowing this important resource to increase both its functionality and embed the resource further within teaching and research. The final report from the workshop is now available. Further information about the workshop and the Cartoon archive can be found on the Workshop Website Read more

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Visualising Climate Change

“The further back you look the further forward you see” – Winston Churchill As part of JISC’s recently funded Digitisation Workshops series, climate scientists and researchers from across the world gathered at Met Office to discuss visualising climate data. Led by the international research initiative ACRE (Atmospheric Clirculation Reconstructions over the Earth) the workshop was … Read more

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From Botanical Research to Murder Most Foul: 11 new e-Content Projects begin

The 14-15th October saw the first Programme Meeting for the 11 new projects that from the new e-Content Programme. The meeting is an opportunity for projects to meet each other and share ideas and inspirations, as well as an opportunity for programme managers to meet all the projects in one space. Meeting the Projects The … Read more

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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 … Read more

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Unlocking 20 years of independent radio news

In 1973 a group of Fleet Street journalists, with no experience of radio broadcasting, came together and set up the UK first “independent” (commercial) radio service, at the time the only alternative to the BBC, without quite knowing where this would take them. Today, through the digitisation of the London Broadcasting Company/Independent Radio News (LBC/IRN) … Read more

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Navy Logbooks help make Waves for Climate Scientists

Today sees the launch of the UK Colonial Registers & Royal Navy logbooks (CORRAL) project that helps address the growing need for reliable climatic data to help researchers in climate change. This collaborative project between the MET Office, The National Archives, the British Climatological Data Centre and University of Sunderland is making historical Navy logbooks … Read more

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East London Lives 2012 – a Living Archive Launches

Today sees the launch of the East London Lives 2012, a digital archive project which aims to document some aspects of change in the lives of East Londoners towards the hosting of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The archive hosts content from research projects based at the University of East London and other contextualising … Read more

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