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Why Are Users So Useful?: User Engagement and the Experience of the JISC Digitisation Programme

In the most recent edition of Ariadne magazine, JISC Programme Manager Paola Marchionni has reviewed how some of the ways that JISC-funded digitisation projects have engaged their audiences, showing how digitisation projects have developed new ideas and learnt from previous mistakes to ensure that their digital resource is seen and used by a wide range […]

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Winners of JISC e-content Programme

Funding letters have now been largely signed and JISC can announce the winners of its e-content Programme. The call was divided into two strands, the first to allow institutions to develop their skills and strategies for digitising and delivering their digitised content, and the second to maximise the use and benefits of existing digitised content. […]

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Winners of Islamic Studies funding for digitisation

JISC is happy to announce the two winners of its call for Islamic Studies Catalogue and Manuscript Digitisation, who are the Wellcome Library and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The Wellcome Library will be digitising and cataloguing 500 Arabic-language manuscripts from their collection. They will be doing with assistance with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in […]

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The Visual Archive: The Moving Image and Memory

The Visual Archive: The Moving Image and Memory is an international workshop taking place on 28- 29 May in Milton Keynes, and organsied by the Open University in partnership with the British Film Institute. As the web site explains: This workshop directs attention to the visual archive, particularly archives of moving images, and the role […]

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19th-Century British Pamphlets Online

Last week, the University of Liverpool, held a conference to celebrate the launch of 19th-Century Pamphlets Online project Delivered by JSTOR, managed by RLUK and digitised by the University of Southampton, the collection is bringing together many of the which played a vital part in the intellectual, economic and social landscape of the nineteenth-century Britain. […]

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Success or failure of a Digitisation Programme (NOF): some evidence

The New Opportunities Fund ran a huge £50m digitisation programme between 2001 and 2004. Opinion to the success of the programme has been somewhat divided; some have seen it as pioneering; others saw it is a poor use of money, which did not really reap the expected dividends. There has actually been little analysis as […]