Category Archives: #spotlight

Updates to the ‘Make your digital resources easier to discover’ online guide

The ‘Make your digital resources easier to discover’ online guide has been updated to include the written case studies from our digital scholarship participants, as well as audio presentations from experts discussing the impact of implementing key resource discovery strategies within their organisations. The audio presentations and written case studies are displayed next to key … Read more

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Sign up for training on online resource discovery for digital collections

Following on from the successful resource discovery pilot training programme, Jisc is launching a series of training sessions to support institutions in making their digital collections easier to discover. The training sessions are free and open to all FE and HE staff working within digital libraries, collections and archives. The course is also open to … Read more

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Trends in scholarly discovery behaviours – 2015 literature review

The phenomenon of constantly evolving user behaviours is a core premise of Jisc’s commitment to support academic libraries and curators more widely in making digitised and born digital content readily and consistently discoverable. The Spotlight on the Digital project is therefore concerned with sharing understanding and identifying appropriate responses to the intertwining of global technology … Read more

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Case studies in online resource discovery – HEIs engagement with the Spotlight on the Digital training programme

Participants from the pilot resource discovery training programme (see Resource discovery pilot training outcomes) have now completed case studies outlining their plans to practically implement guidance from the training, and the intended impact on their collections. Here is an overview of the case studies. Using Flickr to promote Special Collections Follow Special Collections at Queen’s … Read more

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Resource discovery training pilot outcomes

Following on from the award of the resource discovery scholarships, participants from six HEIs have now completed the pilot training programme. Institute off Education, University College London Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading Museum of Design and Architecture, Middlesex University Special Collections, Queen’s College Belfast Special Collections and National Fairground Archive, University of … Read more

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Spotlight Resource Discovery Scholarships

Following on from our call for interest for the resource discovery training programme, we are pleased to announce the names of the institutions who will be joining us for the pilot programme. Queen’s University Belfast Middlesex University, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture University of Reading, Museum of English Rural Life University of Sheffield, National … Read more

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Spotlight Discovery Scholarships grant – call for interest

Jisc Spotlight on the Digital (http://bit.ly/1lVP2Db) is looking for several Higher Education institutions to help them develop and pilot a training package focusing on how to increase use and discovery of online digital resources to support research, teaching and learning. These “Discovery Scholarships” present the opportunity to learn practical techniques, hands-on exercises and case studies … Read more

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Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities #DCDC2014

The upcoming RLUK Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities #DCDC14 will explore the area of discoverability of digital collections and the potential to engage with different types of communities. As part of the conference, on Thursday October 30th, Karen Colbron and Neil Grindley will be presenting a workshop entitled “Finding and Using Digital Collections: Do we need … Read more

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Spotlight on the digital at the 2014 Digital Humanities Congress

As part of the Digital Humanities Congress 2014, Paola Marchionni presented the session “If I can’t find it, I can’t use it.” Some practical solutions to ensure your digital resources are easy to discover. The session described the initial outcomes of the Spotlight on the Digital project and the key recommendations for consideration in phase … Read more

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Spotlight on the digital – final recommendations and outputs

Here are the final outputs of the Spotlight on the Digital project: 1) Online guide Make your digital resources easier to discover: a web-based resource for creators and managers of digitsed and digital resources packed with practical tips on how to improve the discoverability of their collections, arranged under broader categories such as “Make Google … Read more

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Spotlight workshop at the Jisc DigiFest

As part of the Jisc Digital Festival in Birmingham the Spotlight team will be holding the workshop Top tips on how to improve the discoverability of your digitised collections on Tue 11 March 2.30-3.30pm (Hall 11b). The session will focus on practical advice and guidance on what creators and managers of digitised collections can do … Read more

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Discovering digital collections: above campus and national solutions

These slides describe a range of above campus or national “solutions” that have been identified by the Spotlight on the Digital project and that could support the discoverability of digitised and digital collections. As illustrated on the slides, the project identified 7 priority solutions that emerged from a number of research and consultation activities over … Read more

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Studies in discovery

Spotlight on the Digital is a co-design project which is exploring barriers to the discovery of digitised resources. The starting point is an assessment of a wide range of resources through a Discoverability Diagnosis but equally we need to identify the changing needs of teachers, learners and researchers in relation to their online behaviour in … Read more

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Initial findings from survey of discoverability of digitised collections

Some of the initial findings of the web-based assessment of the discoverability of digitised collections are now available, as part of the Spotlight project. The Discoverability Diagnosis, which we mentioned in the previous blog post, is one of the key activities the Spotlight project is undertaking. It consists of an assessment of about 150 collections … Read more

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