Tag Archives: digitisation

Call for information: digitisation of 1960s, 70s and 80s UK alternative and independent press material

Help us create digital collections, for the open web, by proposing UK alternative and underground press magazine titles in two broad subject areas: The struggle for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) civil rights and equality in Britain Second wave feminism in Britain The deadline for submitting this information is: EXTENDED TO 16 APRIL 2018.  Please download … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Some facts and figures from British Library sounds

Archival Sound Recordings was one of the first projects to be funded under the JISC Digitisation Programme. The British Library released its initial batch of recordings online in 2007, and has continued to add new (and old !) recordings to this fascinating resource. There are now some 50,000 recordings available, including oral histories, classical music, … Read more

Strategic or Open Digitisation?

The recent projects that JISC has funded as part of its Content Programme contain a fascinating range of materials – archives relating to the 18th-century Board of Longitude, the UK’s collection of fossils and reports documenting the health of modern London. But the fascination of such an eclectic range of sources could also be construed … Read more

Early Music Online

Early Music Online is a pilot project in which 300 of the world’s earliest surviving volumes of printed music, held in the British Library, have been digitised and made freely available online. You can browse the digitised content in Royal Holloway’s digital repository. Pages from Il primo libro de madrigali a sei voci di Pietro … Read more

Digitisation in Europe – The New Renaissance

The European Union’s Comite’ des Sages recently published The New Renaissance, a proud call-to-arms for the digitisation of Europe’s cultural heritage. There are plenty of questions it raises and some of the recommendations will be very difficult to put into practice. But as a lofty statement of intent it’s a powerful document and very welcome, … Read more

Does the digital humanities need more digitisation?

There was a time, perhaps back in the early misty years of the twenty-first century, when the completion of big digitisation projects would be greeted with whoops and cheers from the nascent digital humanities community. Enthusiastic mailing list emails would trumpet how much easier scholarly access would be and librarians breathed a sigh of relief … Read more