Endings and new beginnings: update on the Jisc Content programme 2011-13

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Highlights from the Jisc Content programme 2011-13 and early impact the projects are making within their institutions

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  • What is the value of digitisation or content enhancement activities what we do, through our projects, in addition to the outputs the create, ie digitised content?What kind of small and big changes does this bring to an institution, a subject discipline, a community?
  • bring together departments in the University in a very creative and energising way – e-learning, historians, librarians and archivists
  • Collegiality: In the highly competitive world of higher education this project has clearly shown that when colleagues work together across universities as a community of practice collegiality rather than competition prevails. Rather than giving away their institution’s Crown Jewels participants in this project are showing how their work can contribute more jewels to the crown through their creative use of the source material and indeed of the ideas (OERs) of others
  • We have created and implemented new MapRank Search software suitable for hosting material from a myriad of institutionsWe have persuaded a range of different digital map libraries from around the world to participateWe have included maps covering all parts of the whole worldWe have helped some UK libraries add geographical metadata to their digital map imagesWe have encouraged all libraries holding maps to think about their metadata in a geographical contextWe have provided a single entry point for searching maps of the same geographical location without the need to know which library holds the actual mapWe have clustered metadata for use in a new way
  • Endings and new beginnings: update on the Jisc Content programme 2011-13

    1. 1. Endings and new beginnings: digitisation beyond content creation Update on the JISC Content programme 2011-2013 Paola Marchionni, Programme Manager Digitisation p.marchionni@jisc.ac.uk November 2013
    2. 2. JISC Content programme: where we are• Strand A and Strand C: end Jan 2013 o Strand A: digitisation and OER; 9 projects o Strand C: clustering existing content; 7 projects• Strand B: ends July 2013 o Large scale digitisation; 8 projects Jisc web pages http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/digitisation/content2011_2013.aspx
    3. 3. Looking back: an opportunity to reflect on the value of what we do We asked projects to tell us in their blogs http://bit.ly/xfy1Qh (Netvibes)
    4. 4. Some highlights: Observing the 1980s “On reflection …I can see clearly that its importance and value has been (and will be) so much more than creating newly digitised OER content” • Development of learning, skills and experience in-house (eg OER, IPR, partnerships) • Working practices: collaborative work across departments (e- learning, historians, librarians, archivists) • Capacity and strategy: contributed to institutional support for this type of material • Raise profile of library resources • New opportunities: new partnership (SCARLET+ Augmented Reality project) to drive widening participation agendahttp://bit.ly/VdpD0p
    5. 5. Some highlights: OpenLives “This project has also led to innovation in the curriculum… the sharing of teaching ideas and the opportunity to link research and teaching has been particularly powerful.” • Student-centred resources: engaging students in resources creation (interactive magazine) and research activity; • Innovative curriculum design: new module set up at University of Leeds • Working practices: strong collegiality (not competition) among academics involved • Institutional infrastructure: project builds on Humbox repository for language resourceshttp://bit.ly/VdrIJL
    6. 6. Some highlights: Welsh WW1 and Board of Longitude “We want the Archive… to be firmly embedded in research and educational contexts” (Board of Longitude) “Making this material more widely accessible will enable historians to address many new research challenges…” (Welsh WW1) • Alignment with research priorities andhttp://bit.ly/11btfiW strategies: linking digitisation to current research activity; creating connections with other digital content • Creating a national network of partners and a national resource: response to the “need for greater awareness, understanding, and reappraisal of the impact of the War on Welsh society, politics, culture, and language”http://bit.ly/11bswOJ
    7. 7. Some highlights: Old Maps Online “…we feel that … we have started to influence how libraries think about their geographical holdings.” • Influencing change: galvanised interest from maps libraries and showed how material can be explored (searched and found) in new ways through the use of geographical metadatahttp://bit.ly/11b9vMt
    8. 8. How JISC has worked with projects• Skills development and information sharing - Sustainability, web usability, comms and marketing, OER, IPR…• Fostering networks and expert communities - Project clustering, JISC cross-programmes mtgs (resource discovery, OER, Digging into Data)• Bringing it all together - Programme synthesis as interactive media rich e- publication (articles, videos, images) and coordinated synthesis with JISC OER and Discovery programmes

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