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Commercial Digital Archival Collections and the charges for accessing them

At the end of last summer, we were not surprised to see publishers being asked, on one of our email lists, to justify the charges they make for enabling continued access to digital archival collections (DACs). The email was headed ‘enough is enough‘. The issue of platform fees has been a recurring theme for us at […]

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Trends in scholarly discovery behaviours – 2015 literature review

The phenomenon of constantly evolving user behaviours is a core premise of Jisc’s commitment to support academic libraries and curators more widely in making digitised and born digital content readily and consistently discoverable. The Spotlight on the Digital project is therefore concerned with sharing understanding and identifying appropriate responses to the intertwining of global technology […]

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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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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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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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Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources

In a previous post earlier in the year, Measuring the impact of digitised resources (12/6/2008), we announced the work that the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) was about to embark upon of identifying use and usage patterns of five JISC-funded online resources and devising meaningful metrics for the measurement of the impact of digitised scholarly resources. […]

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Reports from JISC Metadata Consultancy

As part of its Digitisation Programme, the JISC appointed consultant Hervé L’Hours to assist the 16 projects in defining their metadata requirements. In particular, Hervé looked at issues relating to technical / preservation metadata and how these were being built into project workflows. The bulk of this work took place between June and November 2007. […]

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New report: an evaluation of the digitisation programme

A new report that evaluates the achievements of the first phase of the JISC digitisation is now available to download from the JISC website. The report, which was led by Evidence Base at the University of Central England in collaboration with Simon Tanner from Kings Digital Consultancy Services at Kings College, illustrates the value of […]