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Jisc and JSTOR collaborate to maximise the impact of digitised special collections

Today, we are pleased to announce that Jisc is embarking on a project, in partnership with the JSTOR content platform and its parent organisation ITHAKA, to facilitate the hosting and delivery of digitised content from Jisc members, with the goal of extending their reach, impact and reputation. At a time when the necessity of travel […]

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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 […]

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Problems of Marriage and Sex, 1937

“As the Headmaster came into lunch, he slipped into my side-pocket a copy of the ‘New Era’ dealing with problems of Marriage and Sex. Why? A nice gesture of friendliness, anyway.” The above is a transcribed excerpt from a teacher’s diary from Keswick, Cumbria in 1937, the typescript of which is below. It is part […]

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Strandlines Digital Communities

The Stand is one of the oldest streets in London.  It follows the line of the Roman road of Akeman, and lies on the Saxon boundary of Aldwych. The Strand is located in the centre of London.  It is the eye in a storm of diverse people, communities, societies and organisations that inhabit this busy […]

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Making a case for public engagement

I have recently attended a number of events on the role(s) of Public engagement in the Arts and Humanities. As a result I thought it might be useful to document some of the key issues that arose from these events, and some of the actions institutions and departments have been taking to deal with these […]

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New Community Collection Project looking for submissions

‘How easily can treasure buried in the ground, gold hidden however skilfully, escape from any man! Seamus Heaney (transl.) Beowulf A new exemplar community collection is now live: Project Woruldhord. The project  is trialling the processes and the community contributed collection (‘CoCoCo’) software being formed by the RunCoCo project. The project is trying to collect any […]