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Users Web2.0

A helping hand from the general public: true two-way engagement for user generated content

In the last few years there has been an increasing number of initiatives involving the general public in creating or contributing content to existing digital collections, including scholarly digital resources. Projects have ranged from involving the general public in the cataloguing of galaxies (Galaxy Zoo) to experiments in amateur digitization to supplement a literary digital […]

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Twitter and Digitisation Projects

Many digitisation projects have an interest in (or feel that they should be) engaging with social networking and communication tools. Many projects are tempted to automatically adopt the use of sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, LinkedIn, as well as share information through Flickr, Vimeo, You Tube, Second Life, Digg, StumbleUpon, Google Groups…etc…. But with […]

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Improve your online presence: free workshops

The Strategic Content Alliance has just announced aseries of workshops across the UK that will look at the digital content lifecycle from creation to curation. Details of the workshops can be found below, with further information on the Strategic Content Alliance’s blog. These FREE workshops from the Strategic Content Alliance and Netskills introduce simple and […]

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Funding Usability Web2.0

Funding Opportunity: Rapid Innovation Grants

The Information Environment team has just released a new call for Rapid Innovation Grants.  Further details of the call are below: JISC invites institutions to submit funding proposals for grants to fund technical rapid innovation projects addressing priority areas. Proposals are sought under the following priority areas: Mashups of open data Aggregating tags and feeds […]

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Digitisation and Search Engine Optimisation

Improving your online presence is an essential component of any digitsation project; without visitors to your site there is little point having the material digitised and available online. Much of the web’s curent usability is dependent upon the effectiveness and effeciency of web crawlers, most prominent among these is, of course, the Google bot.  The […]

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The Influence and Impact of Web 2.0 on e-Research Workshop

The National e-Science Centre (NeSC) has announced a new 5 day workshop on The Influence and Impact of Web 2.0 on e-research infrastructure, applications and users.  The event is open to all and will be held between 23 March – 27 March at the e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh. Aimed at the e-research […]

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Audio-Visual events images Web2.0

The launch of JISC Digital Media

JISC Digital Media is the new name for the Technical Advisory Service for Images (TASI).   The JISC Digital Media team will continue to provide advice, training and guidance on   the creation and use of digital media collections, with the expanded service now providing expertise in moving images and sound in addition to still images and their […]

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The Library of Congress and Flickr

A year ago the Library of Congress asked members of the public to tag and describe two sets of approximately 3000 historic photos using Flickr, the photosharing website.  The LOC reports that within the first 24 hours of the project starting Flickr recorded 1.1 million total views on the account, with 3.6 million views a […]

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Copyright preservation Users Web2.0

Web 2.0, IPR and digital preservation: new JISC resources

Two new resources have been recently launched by JISC as guidance on how to deal with IPR issues in Web2.0 content and on digital preservation, including preservation of user generated content. The free Web2Rights online diagnostic tool addresses the confusion often found when dealing with IPR in its relation to Web 2.0 within education, and […]

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Communities and online collections

The Great War Archive web site, part of the JISC-funded First World War Poetry Digital Archive project, is a powerful example of how communities can be galvanised in the creation of a unique and poignant online resource for the benefit of the wider public. An article on the Times Higher Education Supplement “From no man’s […]

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Jisc digitisation programmes Projects 2006-2009 Users Web2.0

Is academia ready for Web 2.0?

As part of its development, the Pre-Raphaelite Resource digitisation project recently commissioned an audience research study to consult users about whether the inclusion of Web 2.0 features on a resource of this type would be useful or important to the education community. The report indicated that: “there is some readiness among the education community for […]

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The importance of media literacy

Members of the JISC Digitisation Programme attended the Educa Online e-learning conference in Berlin at the end of November 2007. Andrew Keen, author of The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet Is Killing Our Culture, was one of the key speakers at the conference. He made an impassioned attack on what he saw as […]