Category Archives: sustainability

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 … Read more

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The Economics of Copyright and Digitisation

The Strategic Advisory Board on Intellectual Property (SABIP) have published a report this week entitled “The Economics of Copyright and Digitisation: A Report on the Literature and the Need for Further Research” . The report undertakes a critical overview of the theoretical and empirical economic literature on copyright and unauthorised copying. This report highlights two … Read more

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JISC presentation from Funders’ Forum on Sustainability

Alastair Dunning recently presented on JISC’s digitisation sustainability processes at a funders’ forum discussing policies on the long-term maintenance of digital resources. The presentation is available here. Various bodies were represented at the meeting including Arts Council, Big Lottery Fund, Canadian Heritage Information Network, Institute of Museum and Library Services Internet Archive, Ithaka, Centre for … Read more

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There’s no such thing as free (high quality) digital content

At the event “Why pay for content?” organised by the Publishers Association, representatives from the publishing sector, JISC, and academics, put across opposing views on whether we should pay to access content on the internet or it should be freely and openly accessible to everybody. The content in question referred mainly to textbooks and research/reference … Read more

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e-content in the age of financial uncertainties

In a recent article, An Awfully Big Adventure: Strathclyde’s Digital Library Plan, published in Ariadne magazine, Derek Law describes the university’s plan to achieve excellence in league tables and innovation in teaching by focusing “on technology and by extension on e-content” while at the same time make savings on space, utility bills, and other Estate … Read more

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