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Spotlight Resource Discovery Scholarships

Following on from our call for interest for the resource discovery training programme, we are pleased to announce the names of the institutions who will be joining us for the pilot programme. Queen’s University Belfast Middlesex University, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture University of Reading, Museum of English Rural Life University of Sheffield, National […]

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Visualising Medical History Invitation to Tender now live

Following on from our last post we are pleased to announce the Visualising Medical History invitation to tender is now live from this link. To register interest in this opportunity follow these steps: you will first need to register on the Janet procurement portal via the button on the right. You will be asked to […]

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New Jisc commission to Visualise Medical History

Jisc will shortly be commissioning a project entitled Visualising Medical History as part of the wider work around the UK Medical Heritage Library. This post explains the rationale behind the project and provides practical details. The UK Medical Heritage Library is making 15 million pages of 19th Century medical texts available digitally in one searchable collection for the […]

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Spotlight Discovery Scholarships grant – call for interest

Jisc Spotlight on the Digital (http://bit.ly/1lVP2Db) is looking for several Higher Education institutions to help them develop and pilot a training package focusing on how to increase use and discovery of online digital resources to support research, teaching and learning. These “Discovery Scholarships” present the opportunity to learn practical techniques, hands-on exercises and case studies […]

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine collection goes digital

As part of the UK Medical Heritage Library (UK-MHL) digitisation project, jointly funded by Jisc and the Wellcome Library, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Library is contributing books and pamphlets dating from between 1780-1914 from its collection. This post, the fourth in a series looking at the UK-MHL, outlines the history of […]

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Digitisation of Leeds’ Cookery and Health Sciences Historical Collections

As part of the UK Medical Heritage Library (UK-MHL) digitisation project, jointly funded by Jisc and the Wellcome Library, the University of Leeds library is contributing content from its Health Sciences Historical Collection and Cookery collection. This is the third in a series of blog posts, following the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) and Glasgow […]

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Curious Images – Celebrating the British Library 1 Million images collection

Yesterday British Library Labs hosted the one day workshop “Curious Images: Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Artistic Use and a celebration of the British Library 1 Million images collection.” It was a fascinating showcase of the ways in which artists and researchers have interacted with the British Library 1 million images on Flickr. Moving from the […]

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Towards a UK Digital Public Space: a blueprint report

The Strategic Content Alliance (SCA) has published a new report, Towards a UK Digital Public Space – A Blueprint Report . The executive summary provides an overview of the work that was carried out: Sero Consulting (Sero) was commissioned by the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA) in Summer 2014 to undertake research and consultation to produce […]

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Spotlight on the digital – phase two plans

As Spotlight on the Digital progresses into phase two of its development, we’d like to share our thoughts on the directions and predicted outcomes of the project. We’re excited to be developing training and tools in the area of resource discovery and welcome your feedback as these new services are unveiled in the coming months. […]

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Glasgow and its 19th century medical innovations

This is the second in a series of posts about the content which is being created for the UK Medical Heritage Library. John More, Collections Manager and College Librarian, College of Science and Engineering Glasgow University Library, takes up the story or Glasgow’s long association with advances in medicine. The University of Glasgow is the […]

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Medical insights

The 20th century is the period in which advances in medicine and public health led to a much improved life span for the populations of developed nations. The 19th century, on the other hand, is seen as time when only the wealthy could benefit from medicine. This is perhaps an unfair assertion. To be able […]

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Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities #DCDC2014

The upcoming RLUK Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities #DCDC14 will explore the area of discoverability of digital collections and the potential to engage with different types of communities. As part of the conference, on Thursday October 30th, Karen Colbron and Neil Grindley will be presenting a workshop entitled “Finding and Using Digital Collections: Do we need […]

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Spotlight on the digital at the 2014 Digital Humanities Congress

As part of the Digital Humanities Congress 2014, Paola Marchionni presented the session “If I can’t find it, I can’t use it.” Some practical solutions to ensure your digital resources are easy to discover. The session described the initial outcomes of the Spotlight on the Digital project and the key recommendations for consideration in phase […]

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Digital Humanities Congress 2014

The conference will take place from 4 – 6 September 2014. The organisers, the HRI, are delighted to present a programme comprising 18 sessions and 54 speakers. Abstracts for all the papers being presented can now be viewed via the conference website. The papers cover a wide ranges of topics including: advances in the creation […]

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Spotlight on the digital – final recommendations and outputs

Here are the final outputs of the Spotlight on the Digital project: 1) Online guide Make your digital resources easier to discover: a web-based resource for creators and managers of digitsed and digital resources packed with practical tips on how to improve the discoverability of their collections, arranged under broader categories such as “Make Google […]

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The last days of Jisc’s Wikimedian Ambassador

Over the last 10 months Martin Poulter, Jisc’s Wikimedian Ambassador, has been exploring, in some detail, how Wikimedia platforms can be employed to openly disseminate academic information, help develop students’ digital literacy and allow collaboration. To this end Martin has run a number of editathons such as the Ada Lovelace Day at the University of […]

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Spotlight workshop at the Jisc DigiFest

As part of the Jisc Digital Festival in Birmingham the Spotlight team will be holding the workshop Top tips on how to improve the discoverability of your digitised collections on Tue 11 March 2.30-3.30pm (Hall 11b). The session will focus on practical advice and guidance on what creators and managers of digitised collections can do […]

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Discovering digital collections: above campus and national solutions

These slides describe a range of above campus or national “solutions” that have been identified by the Spotlight on the Digital project and that could support the discoverability of digitised and digital collections. As illustrated on the slides, the project identified 7 priority solutions that emerged from a number of research and consultation activities over […]

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Library directors’ views on digitisation

Independent consultant David Ball was asked to chair the consultation with library directors as part of the Spotlight on the Digital project. Here he reports on his key take-aways. As part of the continuing consultation on Spotlight on the Digital, two focus groups for library directors or their nominees were held at the end of […]

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What Wikimedia can do for digitised content

Martin Poulter, Jisc Wikimedia Ambassador, took part in one of the Spotlight on the Digital focus groups looking at what content creators can do to increase the discoverability of their digitised collections. Here he discusses some ideas on how best to engage with the Wikimedia family. The Wikimedia family of projects have a unique role […]