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Simon Whittemore's Presentation from the JISC Digital Content Partnerships event (28 October 2010), looking at Strand B of Grant call 11/10 on Developing Community Content

Simon Whittemore's Presentation from the JISC Digital Content Partnerships event (28 October 2010), looking at Strand B of Grant call 11/10 on Developing Community Content

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  • 1. JISC eContent Funding Call 11/10 Strand B: Developing Community Content 29/10/10 | | Slide Simon Whittemore Business and Community Engagement JISC Innovation Call meeting 28 October 2010 http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/bce.aspx
  • 2. Developing Community Content (11/10 Strand B)
    • Funding
      • £440k, 5-6 projects, £50k-£100k per project
    • Timescales
      • Deadline for submitting Bids – 12 noon, 10 December 2010
      • 10 sheets of A4 maximum to [email_address]
      • Projects Start by : 1 March 2011
      • Projects End by : 30 September 2011
      • Therefore, 7 months maximum
  • 3. Developing Community Content
    • Single institution or consortia
    • Partnerships with external organisations welcome (e.g. libraries, museums, galleries, publishers, other businesses)
    • Partner(s) cannot have more funds than lead institutions
    • Eligible – Institution X receives £60k, Partner 1 £30k
    • Ineligible – Institution Y receives £40k, Partner 1 £30k, Partner 2 £20k
    • Institutional contributions show value for money and institutional commitment
    • Attention to IP statements, opportunities for efficiencies, reducing costs, cross-institutional strategic alignment
  • 4. Developing Community Content 11/10
    • ‘ To develop new content and communities for educational and social purposes’ Target benefits:
    • Empowering a wider range of external communities
    • Raising digital literacy by engaging in community collections-building
    • Cementing links and partnerships with external communities, and integrating these into the institution’s community engagement strategy
    • Framework for recognition, development and strategic contextualisation of existing academic work engaging with external communities
  • 5. Developing Community Content 11/10
    • ‘ To develop new content and communities for educational and social purposes’ Target benefits:
    • Integrating strategic Business and Community Engagement (BCE) across institutions and strategic coordination with digital collections curators
    • Crowd sourcing and potential to transform & apply research, esp. in STEM & other strategically important subjects e.g. modern languages.
    • Good practices – inform JISC approach in enhancing teaching and research process through co-creation of content.
    • Exploring innovative potential and gaps in the JISC-enabled ‘digital offer’ across broad range of academic subject areas & types of collection
  • 6. How does JISC support institutions in Business and Community Engagement (BCE)?
    • Strategic management of relationships with external partners/clients, and of the associated services
    29/10/10 | slide Knowledge Transfer/ Exchange (KE); Employer Engagement (EE) Public/ Community Engagement (PE); Lifelong Learning (LL) What is BCE? Institutional Strategic Areas (4): Services: e.g: CPD consultancy etc ......business critical in constrained economic climate . Enhancing BCE efficiency, effectiveness + opportunities ; Improving external access to HE/FE knowledge + expertise Not a bolt-on... Benefits :
  • 7. Business and Community Engagement – Enabling effective interaction 29/10/10 | slide New opportunities : online collaborative tools, virtual research, open innovation... External access to knowledge and expertise resources Internal Effective processes + Interoperable systems (e.g. CRM); HE/FE KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE Research, Education BUSINESS & COMMUNITY DEMAND Problem/need or opportunity BCE PRACTITIONERS Relationship and Service Management Infrastructure and Skills to support Productive knowledge and learning partnerships
  • 8. Developing Community Content: Examples from previous Call (13/09):
    • Building new digital collections, or transforming existing collections through genuine co-creation with specific external communities:
    • My Leicestershire http://myleicestershire.wordpress.com/ (Univ. Leicester) Digital archive of historical texts, complemented by video & oral history recordings from partners & private collections of historical photographs
    • Community Cafés http://www.llas.ac.uk/projects/6192 (Univ. Southampton) Co-creation of a community collection of online language and cultural materials to address the scarcity of up-to-date, online resources for community languages
    • Community flood archive enhancement through storytelling (Co-FAST) http://www2.glos.ac.uk/severnfloods/ (Univ. Glos) Enhancing digital archive resource focused on community flood histories - engaging Severn communities with local flood histories, flood risk and climate change
    • Others - http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/digitisation/communitycontent.aspx
  • 9. JISC Business and Community Engagement Strategic Priorities 2010-11 to 2012-13
    • Embedding BCE e.g. Embedding BCE Infokit
    • Organisational Capability for BCE e.g. CPD for BCE practitioners
    • Relationship Management e.g. CRM, alumni engagement
    • Public value and civic engagement e.g. Developing Community Content, Access to Resources
    29/10/10 | slide
  • 10. Developing Community Content projects : Challenges and Opportunities
    • Public engagement agenda
    • Enhancing public profile and reputation of the university
    • Institutional efficiency and agility to survive and thrive....
    • REF and Impact agenda
      • Engagement skills (boundary-spanning) vital for economy
    • Internal engagement with the right people is vital, e.g. :
      • knowledge transfer/exchange units
      • Institutional external engagement strategy: senior mgt., marketing,
      • external relations, community engagement teams
      • information management strategy
    • Bids that cannot evidence effective internal co-ordination are unlikely to be funded....
    29/10/10 | slide
  • 11. Developing Community Content: Business and Community Engagement
    • Projects are strongly encouraged to consult JISC Business and Community Engagement Resources http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/bce.aspx
    • Embedding BCE across the institution http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/bce
    • CPD for Business and Community Engagement https://www.netskills.ac.uk/bcecpd/
    • CRM Self-analysis toolkit (relationship management) http://jisc.cetis.ac.uk/crm-tools/
    • Access Management for BCE: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/bce/extendingaccessmanagementreport.pdf
    29/10/10 | slide
  • 12. Developing Community Content: Digitisation, Curation and Two-Way Engagement’
    • Projects are strongly encouraged to consult Chris Batt’s Report: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/documents/digicurationfinalreport.aspx
    • Clarity of purpose, e.g. :
      • public access to knowledge;
      • engaging with the public to create new knowledge;
      • creating sustained two-way engagement with specific external partners; supporting project sustainability;
      • sharing and pooling resources/skills & ideas in an open innovation co-development project;
      • building community identity and development.
    • Clarity of community focus; i.e which community group and why?
      • Not merely ‘the general public’ but more success likely with specific identified community groups
    • Use of social networking tools for engagement & content sharing
    29/10/10 | slide
  • 13. Developing Community Content: Public Engagement
    • Projects are strongly encouraged to consult with the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) http://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/ and/or local Beacon for Public Engagement http://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/beacons
    • University strategies for public engagement across depts.
    • Senior management and PE practitioner toolkits
    • Ensuring co-ordination of external engagement
    • Public engagement as part of wider Business and Community Engagement or ‘third mission’ strategy
    29/10/10 | slide
  • 14. JISC eContent Funding Call 11/10 Strand B: Developing Community Content 29/10/10 | | Slide http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/bce.aspx Good luck! Thank you for listening. Questions or comments?