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Summary of the Programme Meeting by Catherine Grout


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Summary of the Programme Meeting

A presentation from the JISC Programme Meeting for its Content Programme for 2011

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  • 1. Presenter or main title…
    Session Title or subtitle…
    JISC Content Programme Meeting30th March 2011
    Catherine Grout: JISC Director e-Content
  • 2. The “Big” Vision
    A coherent, sustainable and growing UK collection of digital content for lifelong learning and research
    Interoperable, integrated, and embedded within the social, cultural and educational activities of the citizen
    As a true foundation stone for learning and research
    As a nexus for creativity, and a touch stone for investment and entrepreneurial activity
    copyright: petitshoo:
  • 3. Infrastructure/Skills
    Same argument as for creating new content
    Central investment (plus)
    Cascade model
    Centres of Expertise
    Business investment
    Transfer within communities
    31/03/2011| Slide 3
  • 4. Why carry on growing and developing our collections?
    Four main arguments – (“Inspiring Research Inspiring Scholarship”)
    Education and Research Imperative (quality and efficiency)
    Economic Imperative
    People and Communities (big society)
    Political arguments (open data, digital content as the engine of the economy etc)
  • 5. Partners in the “Big Vision”
    The JISC shares this aspiration with its Partners across the UK Public Sector
    Working closely with the BBC and British Library, Wellcome Trust, ACE, TNA.. Variety of others (through Strategic Content Alliance)
    A lot of exciting work around opening up archives and joining up content and events.. BBC Northern Irelandthe 1914-18 commemoration partnership work
  • 6. UK Collections Strategy?
    31/03/2011| Slide 6
  • 7. Collections Strategy
    We have some high level policies and guiding principles
    JISC Digitisation Strategy – JISC Collections - policies
    No UK level strategy or policy exists (governing future content creation/usage)
    Who should be in charge of this?
    What would it most usefully contain?
    Opportunity to articulate how the UK university offer fits within the broader public sector
    The UK issue? (need to start somewhere).
  • 8. The Web Ecology of Content
    | Slide 8
    31 March 2011
  • 9. A campaign waged on multiple fronts
    JISC and Content Programmes are….
    Working with partners in the public and private sector to build collections and to call for an overall strategy (SCA….)
    Working out how to prioritise new investment in content
    Enhancing existing content (interoperability, improving user experience, finding new business models)
    Creating content (in innovative ways)
    Building communities around content (for social, sustainability reasons)
    Exploring requirements for skills, infrastructure etc (and sharing these)
  • 10. Top concerns within the Sector
    Enhancing the student experience
    Quality and efficiency of research
    Joining up systems and improving services
    Cost and efficiency savings
    JISC has to consider (and work out) how Digital Content Programmes continue help address these agendas
    31/03/2011| Slide 10
  • 11. Hot issues for digital content?
    Understanding the role of digital collections in the life of the university and its communications and marketing
    Shifting the role of the library to allow more investment in digital content
    The role of user generated as opposed to curated content
    The “opportunity-cost” for collaboration with the commercial sector (and other partners)… “Digital entrepreneurship”
    Collaboration and competition
    Degrees of open-ness (sustainability and revenue…)
    31/03/2011| Slide 11