Category Archives: Publicity and promotion

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 … Read more

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

JISC projects now available on Twitter

You can now follow all the JISC innovation projects as they are funded and added to our PIMS database. Still in an experimental stage, the feed allows all newly funded projects to appear on the Twitter feed: @jiscprojects Follow new JISC projects here: http://twitter.com/jiscprojects Please bear in mind this is still an experimental service, but … Read more

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

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

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

Jane Austen Manuscripts Online

The AHRC funded project Jane Austen’s fiction manuscripts represent the first significant body of holograph evidence surviving for any British novelist. They represent every stage of her writing career and a variety of physical states: working drafts, fair copies, and handwritten publications for private circulation. Digitization enables their virtual reunification and will provides scholars with … Read more

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

Community Content Call: Strand II Winners

The second strand of Grant 13/09: BCE, e-Content & Digitisation programmes: Developing community content aims to build new digital collections, or transform existing collections through genuine co-creation with specific external communities. Below are the five winning projects from strand II of this call (two are currently conditional awards): OurWikiBooks (Conditional Award) University of Manchester (Alexandria … Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learning Impact Awards Competition 2010

Don’t procrastinate! Submit your nominations now for the Learning Impact Awards and Recognition Program. Nominations for the 2010 Global Competition are due by 31 December 2009. It’s easy to submit your nominations, just fill out the nomination form online. The Learning Impact Awards (aka LIAs) recognize the use of technology to support and enhance learning, … Read more

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

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