Unlocking e-content and enhancing education and research opportunities – an academic perspective. Matthew Steggle, Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University Hope to bring the user perspectives from a bigger picture. Will offer five principles about what academics do and don’t like about digitisation projects. I’m primarily a teacher and researcher and only secondarily involved in digitisation.
Mass digitisation and its impact on cultural heritage, education and research communities OR How do we make a lot of stuff useful to a lot of people? Chris Batt, Chief Executive, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council A lot of stuff is easy, a lot of people is possible but useful is a bit more tricky… […]
JISC Strategy and mass digitisation: Malcolm Read, Executive Secretary, JISC Would like to present the wider context. Digitisation is just one of many things we find and do not fund it in isolation. We have two digitisation programmes running. We spent £10 million on the first round. To get the money you have to make […]
Carwyn Jones, Minister for Education, Culture and the Welsh Language On behalf of the Welsh assembly it is a great pleasure to welcome you all now. I know that it’s an important conference – it’s important to stay in the forefront of learning, sharing experiences and learning from elsewhere. I was a student at Aber, […]
Around 130 leading figures from education, research, cultural heritage, public broadcasting and industry in the UK and beyond are gathering in Cardiff for two days for a conference on digitisation which will showcase national and international digitisation initiatives – including JISC’s £22m digitisation programme – and explore the potential for cross-sectoral cooperation in this area. […]
A VIP guest list of leading figures from education, research, cultural heritage and industry in the UK and beyond are meeting today in Cardiff for the first part of the JISC Digitisation Conference 2007: The e-Content Policy and Strategy Symposium. Read the programme and follow the discussions on the Strategic Content Alliance blog.
Are you on Facebook? We’ve created a group for the JISC Digitisation programme and conference. Look under groups for ‘JISC Digitisation Programme’, then click ‘request to join group’ on the right hand side under the digitisation arrow. If you’re not already on Facebook and would like to join, go to www.facebook.com and follow the registration […]
The first version of the JISC Digitisation Strategy is available to read here: Digitisation Strategy and we are hoping that it will be further refined and developed as a result of input from the conference and delegate comments. We have also highlighted some discussion points as a focus for the discussion and these should be […]
Some suggestions for reading in advance of the Symposium and Conference can be found here: suggested reading
Biographies of the speakers have now been added to the conference information here: speaker biographies, and linked from the Conference programme and Parallel session sign up. If you are a speaker and do not have a biography listed, please email it over or add it yourself (Surnames A-M, Surnames N-Z). These resources are housed on […]
An e-Content Policy and Strategy Symposium has been organised to precede the two-day JISC digitisation conference. It will take place on July 18 2007 and aims to bring together key figures in the field of digitisation and content to discuss policy, business models, economics, technical infrastructure and collaboration and to discuss ways to promote innovation […]
The JISC Digitisation Conference 2007 takes place in Cardiff, July 19-20 and we’ll be covering it live here on the blog with reports, podcasts of all the sessions and interviews with key players. The blog will be the main information source for delegates and speakers – this is where, among other things, you can read […]
Find out how to get to the conference centre by air, road, rail and coach, plus parking information.
The St David’s Hotel and Spa is situated in the Cardiff Bay area. This is an up and coming area full of activities and sights. There are fantastic restaurants and bars in the inner harbour and the Barrage offers great walks and views of the Bay. There are also plenty of cultural activities to keep […]
The Guardian reports today that the National Archives and Microsoft have announced a partnership to prevent what was described as a “digital dark age”. Microsoft has worked with the archives and the British Library to install the Virtual PC 2007, allowing users to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on the same computer, and unlock what […]
Lord Rix – the actor-manager Brian Rix of Whitehall farce fame – his wife Baroness Rix (the actress Elspet Gray) and Roland and Claire Muldoon, theatre pioneers with the New Variety group at the Hackney Empire, were among more than 100 guests from showbusiness and education at the launch of the East London Theatre archive […]
Listen to a podcast from the launch event at the House of Commons, in which project director Julian Ball explains more about the project, and Paul Seaward of the Historic Parliament Trust describes how the resource can be used by scholars.
A project which has applied 21st century technology to the digitisation of rare and delicate 18th century parliamentary papers was launched on Friday 23 March at an event at the House of Commons. The 18th century Parliamentary Papers project, funded by JISC and led by the University of Southampton, makes openly available for the first […]
JISC today announced the successful bids in a further £12m investment in the digitisation of major resources of national importance. Following the enormous interest in last year’s call for proposals and the high quality of the many bids received, the extra investment has been made by HEFCE to support the wider availability of national, scholarly […]
Launched today at the British Library, a massive digitisation programme by the British Library and JISC makes 3,900 hours of historic sound recordings available to students, researchers and academics. A major new online resource, available free to everyone in further and higher education, will provide easy access to thousands of hours of rare and historic […]