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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Summary of the Programme Meeting by Catherine Grout

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