Category Archives: workshops

GW4 Archives: exploring UK Medical Heritage Library and Historical Texts as data

In recent years hack-days have been all the rage and have proved a good vehicle for interactions between people who normally might not work together. In academia there has been a trend towards running so-called ‘labs’. The word implies experimentation; hack-day tends to imply coding (it can be experimental!), whereas ‘lab’ suggests that it can … Read more

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Connecting Researchers to Digital Collections

Having recently issued our Funding Call on impact & embedding of digitised resources now seems an appropriate point at which to reflect on some of the work JISC has done to investigate and facilitate the impact and usage of digital resources. The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) recently submitted their Final Report on a workshop they … Read more

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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

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Digital Futures of Special Collections – Workshop

Building on the work of the Creating Heritage Artefacts for Research and Teaching in an e-Repository (CHARTER) project, the university of Exeter Special Collections are holding a free, one day workshop examining the futures of special colections. Digital Futures of Special Collections Workshop Day 16th March 2010 A workshop day aimed at curators and collection … Read more

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Challenging our understanding of Digitisation

At the forthcoming Developer Happiness Days one of the sessions planned to take place will be exploring a DIY digitisation workflow: Taking you from the act of scanning images and objects, learning how to process and edit them with software like ocrupus, blender and OpenCV, storing and manipulating them online and finally, through to printing … Read more

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British Cartoon Archive Workshop

The British Cartoon Archive recently ran a workshop which aimed at allowing this important resource to increase both its functionality and embed the resource further within teaching and research. The final report from the workshop is now available. Further information about the workshop and the Cartoon archive can be found on the Workshop Website Read more

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The Cultural Heritage of Historic European Cities and Public Participatory GIS

‘The Cultural Heritage of Historic European Cities and Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems (GIS)’ was the title of a recent workshop held at the University of York. The workshop explored the potential for GIS to deliver greatly improved access to urban heritage resources of all kinds to the general public and to the academy. The … Read more

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High Volume Digitisation and Robot Technology

A recent JISC funded Digitisation workshop, held at the Birmingham City University explored the subject of High Volume Digitisation and some of the trends, issues and robot technology that are involved in such undertakings. Leading speakers and demonstrators from across the UK and Europe contributed to a comprehensive programme of events, open sessions and demonstrations. … Read more

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Visualising Climate Change

“The further back you look the further forward you see” – Winston Churchill As part of JISC’s recently funded Digitisation Workshops series, climate scientists and researchers from across the world gathered at Met Office to discuss visualising climate data. Led by the international research initiative ACRE (Atmospheric Clirculation Reconstructions over the Earth) the workshop was … Read more

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Mathematic Content in Electronic Media

A recent workshop held on the 9th September 2009 at the Open University discussed the issues that surround mathematical content in digital form. Bringing together leading mathematicians and practitioners involved in the digitisation of mathematical content, the workshop addressed areas such as: collaboration, standards, improving practice,  and reuse of software, in relation to mathematic content … Read more

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