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JISC Content call briefing-june-2011

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Briefing on the JISC Grant Call 6/11 for the eContent Capital programme

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JISC Content call briefing-june-2011

  1. 1. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Online briefing - 21 June 2001,  11am-1pm </li></ul><ul><li>Recording available through Elluminate Live! at:   http://bit.ly/mS0AXi </li></ul><ul><li>We recommend you run the Audio Set-up Wizard before we start: Tools > Audio > Audio setup wizard </li></ul><ul><li>You will need a microphone if you want to ask a question in audio   </li></ul>| Slide www.jisc-content.ac.uk
  2. 2. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Who is speaking? </li></ul><ul><li>  Catherine Grout , Programme Director, eContent, JISC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alastair Dunning , Programme Manager, eContent, JISC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a.dunning@jisc.ac.uk, @alastairdunning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paola Marchionni , Programme Manager, eContent, JISC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>p.marchionni@jisc.ac.uk, @paolamarchionni </li></ul></ul>| Slide
  3. 3. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>How the session will work </li></ul><ul><li>Slides will be presented with an audio commentary from JISC staff, slides should be visible on your screen </li></ul><ul><li>You can use the  text-chat  box on the left of the screen  to engage with other delegates and moderators during the presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Moderators will try to respond to any key questions </li></ul><ul><li>You will have opportunities during the presentation to ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>If you have technical problems, send a private text-chat message to “moderators” and they will try to help - note problems of sound quality area often due to user headphone quality or multiple users trying to speak at once </li></ul>| Slide
  4. 4. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>How the session will work - audio </li></ul><ul><li>Only use your microphone when guided by a moderator </li></ul><ul><li>To ask a question: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>raise your virtual hand  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>when invited to, click on the microphone  button to speak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>click on the microphone button again when you have finished </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or, type your question into the chat box and the moderators will ask it for you    </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only one person using the microphone at a time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If relevant, use the tick/cross to indicate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel free to use the emoticons available </li></ul></ul>| Slide
  5. 5. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul>| Slide <ul><li>Welcome and opening </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to eContent and strategic drivers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&As </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Call outline : Strand A, Strand B, Strand C </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&As </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key issues : Innovation - Evaluation and impact - User needs and evidence - IPR - Partnership - Business models and sustainability - Dissemination and communication - Resource discovery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&As </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bid writing hints : Project management - Risk management - Supporting documentation - Budget - Surgeries - Submission procedure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&As </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Links to various reports in this presentation are not mandatory reading (!) but will help you frame your application </li></ul>
  6. 6. The “Big” Vision <ul><li>A coherent, sustainable and growing UK collection of digital content for lifelong learning and research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperable, integrated, and embedded within the social, cultural and educational activities of the citizen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a true foundation stone for learning and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a nexus for creativity, and a touch stone for investment and entrepreneurial activity </li></ul></ul>copyright: petitshoo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/petitshoo/22986996/
  7. 7. <ul><li>Same argument as for creating new content </li></ul><ul><li>Central investment (plus) </li></ul><ul><li>Cascade model </li></ul><ul><li>Centres of Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Business investment </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer within communities </li></ul>22/06/11 | Slide Infrastructure/Skills
  8. 8. Why carry on growing and developing our collections? <ul><li>Four main arguments – (“Inspiring Research Inspiring Scholarship”) http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/digitisation/reports/digitisationbenefits.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Research Imperative (quality and efficiency) </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Imperative </li></ul><ul><li>People and Communities (big society) </li></ul><ul><li>Political arguments (open data, digital content as the engine of the economy etc) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>To achieve maximum value from the investment that has already been made in digital resources in the HE community and the broader public sector (including international partners) through increasing their quality and uptake </li></ul><ul><li>To explore and implement new ways of developing a critical mass of digital resources through identifying and developing innovative business models and understanding the potential of new techniques including crowd sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>  To develop skills and infrastructure within the HE community so that the creation and curation of digital content can continue despite the challenging economic climate </li></ul>22/06/11 | Slide
  10. 10. <ul><li>To work with public sector partners to identify and promote good practice relating to content policy and to move forward with the key issues inhibiting the uptake of digital resources and to identify ways for digital content to reach new audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Building a sustainable “national” collection and embedding it in education, research and beyond – HOW? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Content Alliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Content Partnerships Programme (new) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opening up Digitisation call beyond HE </li></ul></ul>22/06/11 | Slide
  11. 11. A campaign waged on multiple fronts <ul><li>JISC and Content Programmes are… </li></ul><ul><li>Working with partners in the public and private sector to build collections and to call for an overall strategy (SCA….) </li></ul><ul><li>Working out how to prioritise new investment in content </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing existing content (interoperability, improving user experience, finding new business models) </li></ul><ul><li>Creating content (in innovative ways) </li></ul><ul><li>Building communities around content (for social, sustainability reasons) </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring requirements for skills, infrastructure etc (and sharing these) </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Enhancing the student experience </li></ul><ul><li>Quality and efficiency of research </li></ul><ul><li>Joining up systems and improving services </li></ul><ul><li>Cost and efficiency savings </li></ul><ul><li>JISC Content Programmes are attempting to address these issues… </li></ul>22/06/11 | Slide Top concerns within the Sector
  13. 13. Useful Web links – further reading <ul><li>Transformational Content http://madepossible.jisc.ac.uk/content/ </li></ul><ul><li>JISC Content Portal http://www.jisc-content.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Content Pages and link to Digitisation Blog http://www.jisc.ac.uk/digitisation </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Content Alliance and link to SCA blog http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/contentalliance.aspx </li></ul>
  14. 14. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Strand A: Digitisation for Open Educational Resources (OER) </li></ul><ul><li>Digitisation and open release of primary source material (eg images, manuscripts, sound recordings and moving images, maps, ephemera, primary data, newspapers…) </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of OERs for use and re-use, using new and digitised content </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding of OERs in teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>£1m , 10-15 projects, £75-100k, Nov 2011-Jan 2013  </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility:  English HE institutions as lead, with any types of partners, commercial or non-commercial </li></ul>| Slide
  15. 15. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Strand A: Digitisation for Open Educational Resources (OER) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on smaller collections and teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional contributions are a  must  and are expected to fund the embedding stage. At least 10% is expected – competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Grant paid between Nov 2011-Mar 2012 but project managed by JISC until Jan 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Digitisation expected in the first stage of project, than OER creation and embedding, but other timescales are acceptable </li></ul><ul><li>Plans for embedding need to be made explicit in the proposal </li></ul>| Slide
  16. 16. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Strand B: Mass digitisation </li></ul><ul><li>Digitisation of special collections and other analogue material of educational use </li></ul><ul><li>Building sustainable and coherent digital resources for the benefit of learning, teaching and research primarily to HE in the United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>£3.4m , 7-9 projects, £200-750k, Nov 2011-Jul 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Grant paid between Nov 2011-Mar 2012 but project will be managed by JISC until July 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility : any institution or organisation with collections of significant value to Higher Education  research and teaching in England </li></ul>| Slide
  17. 17. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Strand C: Clustering digital content </li></ul><ul><li>Developing online resources that bring existing digital content together </li></ul><ul><li>Eg: merging metadata or technical infrastructure for related but isolated resources; cross-search functionality; exploiting Web2.0 methodologies such as data mash-ups to ‘cross-fertilise’ the content in existing resources </li></ul><ul><li>£1m , 6-7projects, £100-150k, Nov 2011-Jan 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Grant paid between Nov 2011-Mar 2012 but project will be managed by JISC until Jan 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility :  English HE institutions as lead, with any types of partners, commercial or non-commercial </li></ul>| Slide
  18. 18. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Q&As </li></ul><ul><li>Only use your microphone when guided by a moderator </li></ul><ul><li>To ask a question: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>raise your virtual hand  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>when invited to, click on the microphone  button to speak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>click on the microphone button again when you have finished </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or, type your question into the chat box and the moderators will ask it for you    </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only one person using the microphone at a time </li></ul></ul>| Slide
  19. 19. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Key issues 1/8: Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>All projects should demonstrate innovation at some stage of the project life cycle </li></ul><ul><li>This could include data capture, metadata creation and management, business models, public engagement, linked data, content delivery, learning resources creation </li></ul><ul><li>See what other projects have done (nationally and internationally) and try and surpass them! </li></ul>| Slide
  20. 20. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Key issues 2/8: Evaluation and impact </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals need to plan for ongoing evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>All projects should embed mechanisms for measuring the impact of their resource once it its available </li></ul><ul><li>The  Toolkit for the Analysis of the Digitised Scholarly Resources  is good starting point  http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/tidsr/ </li></ul><ul><li>The related report ( Splashes and Ripples ) may also be useful  </li></ul><ul><li>UKOER Impact model https://oersynth.pbworks.com/w/page/40291776/UKOER-Impact-Model </li></ul>| Slide
  21. 21. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Key issues 3/8: Users needs and evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Any evidence of users needs for a particular resource will help make the case  </li></ul><ul><li>Projects should explain how a resource relates to other existing resources within its field of study and… </li></ul><ul><li>… how the creation of a resource aligns to teaching and learning or research priorities within an institution and the wider context </li></ul><ul><li>All projects should demonstrate that they have plans for supporting the resource in the long term and  embedding it in teaching and research practice </li></ul>| Slide
  22. 22. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Key issues 4a/8: IPR and licencing </li></ul><ul><li>Strand A </li></ul><ul><li>Projects in this strand should ensure that institutions are able to licence the material they digitise and the OERs they create under a  Creative Commons (CC) licence.  No CC-ND to enable re-use. </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions need to assess whether they own the  copyright  on the material they wish to digitise of if they are able to  clear it  for the purpose of the creation and release of OERs </li></ul><ul><li>Projects should consider any other complex IPR issues  that must be addressed early on in the process </li></ul>| Slide
  23. 23. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Key issues 4b/8: IPR and licencing </li></ul><ul><li>Strand B and C </li></ul><ul><li>All content must be openly available for use and reuse for the UK HE and FE community for five years after project launch </li></ul><ul><li>Open Access is preferred but not mandated </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions need to assess whether they own the  copyright  on the material they wish to digitise of if they are able to  clear it  for educational purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>Projects should consider any other complex IPR issues  that must be addressed early on in the process and consider how the risks of such issues can be reduced </li></ul><ul><li>Can the project licence the material digitised to HEFCE? </li></ul>| Slide
  24. 24. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Key issues 5/8: Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Recent events have emphasised the importance of partnership for consolidating, aggregating content, helping breaking down silos, aiding resource discovery and helping sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships provide content and or expertise at different stages of a project's lifecycle </li></ul><ul><li>Not obligatory, but expect to see applications that have considered partnership for all or elements of the digital lifecycle  </li></ul><ul><li>Can include internal relationships (particularly strand A) and external partnerships </li></ul>| Slide
  25. 25. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Key issues 6/8: Dissemination and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking down an audience into stakeholders and working out how </li></ul><ul><li>Not just about a press launch, but a concerted two way communication with stakeholders from the start of the project to beyond the project funding </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory groups can help with this </li></ul><ul><li>Some communication will be traditional ; other parts digital </li></ul>| Slide
  26. 26. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Key issues 7/8: Resource discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata should be open and reusable , harvestable by other aggregators  </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure content is findable by search engines; ”cool URLs” are vital http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/web-focus/ </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Content Alliance Maximising the Effectiveness of Online Resources helpful in this regard, http://sca.jiscinvolve.org/wp/maximising-online-resource-effectiveness/ </li></ul><ul><li>Enriching metadata via Natural Language Processing or geo-tagging is welcomed, if feasible </li></ul>| Slide
  27. 27. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Key issues 8/8: Business Models & Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>All projects should indicate how resources will continue to be made available once project funding has ceased  </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability covers both editorial and technical sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Content Alliance reports in business models provide in depth case studies http://sca.jiscinvolve.org/wp/business-modelling-publications/ </li></ul><ul><li>Outline of licencing conditions with third parties should be clarified. JISC will provide some help to projects with complex licencing once they start  </li></ul>| Slide
  28. 28. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Q&As </li></ul><ul><li>Only use your microphone when guided by a moderator </li></ul><ul><li>To ask a question: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>raise your virtual hand  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>when invited to, click on the microphone  button to speak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>click on the microphone button again when you have finished </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or, type your question into the chat box and the moderators will ask it for you    </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only one person using the microphone at a time </li></ul></ul>| Slide
  29. 29. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Bid writing hints: Project management </li></ul><ul><li>Clear identification of governance structure , reporting processes, roles and responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and realistic deliverables, timetable and work packages   </li></ul><ul><li>Good mix of relevant backgrounds, knowledge and expertise in teams </li></ul><ul><li>Build in slack time , eg for recruitment, copyright clearance if applicable, partnership agreements etc… </li></ul>| Slide
  30. 30. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Bid writing hints: Risk management </li></ul><ul><li>A risk analysis is a good way of thinking about what could go wrong at the beginning of the project, from bidding stage  </li></ul><ul><li>Generic categories for risk assessment (eg technical, staff, organisational, legal...) may be useful but think of the specificities of your project   </li></ul><ul><li>Some recurrent risks tend to be: delays in staff recruitment, complexity of copyright clearance/licencing; underestimating the time needed to create metadata  </li></ul>| Slide
  31. 31. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Bid writing hints: Supporting documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Does not count towards page limit of application </li></ul><ul><li>Letter of support from a senior representative at the lead institution  </li></ul><ul><li>One letter of support from each partner organisation </li></ul><ul><li>You can add additional supporting information but make sure you include the really important things in the main proposal! </li></ul>| Slide
  32. 32. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Bid writing hints: Budget </li></ul><ul><li>All HE Institutions should cost their bid based on full Economic Cost (fEC)  using the TRAC methodology. See p18 of the Call document for guidance on costing and pricing a bid </li></ul><ul><li>All other institutions/organisations should use their current costing practices but be clear and transparent  </li></ul><ul><li>Strand A projects must have at least 10% institutional contribution. Any higher contribution will be considered towards the project's value for money  </li></ul><ul><li>Strand B and C : institutional contributions not mandatory but any contribution will be considered towards the project's value for money </li></ul>| Slide
  33. 33. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Surgery sessions </li></ul><ul><li>22nd, 24th, 29th June, 5th July (additional date) 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Book a telephone appointment with Programme Managers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paola Marchionni, p.marchionni@jisc.ac.uk (Strand A and Strand B projects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alastair Dunning, a.dunning@jisc.ac.uk (Strand B and Strand C projects) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Please book a session even if there is not a specific point you want to discuss - a discussion with us is likely to help your bid </li></ul>| Slide
  34. 34. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Bid writing hints: Submission procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals should not exceed 12 single-sided A4 pages , Arial or similar font at 11-point size  </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline for submission: 15th August at 12 noon. No late bids! </li></ul><ul><li>Enquiries regarding submission process: Laura Smyth [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Enquiries regarding the call :  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alastair Dunning, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paola Marchionni, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact Winners : Early October 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Projects Start: From November 2011 </li></ul>| Slide
  35. 35. JISC Grant Funding 06/11: eContent Capital Programme <ul><li>Q&As </li></ul><ul><li>Only use your microphone when guided by a moderator </li></ul><ul><li>To ask a question: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>raise your virtual hand  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>when invited to, click on the microphone  button to speak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>click on the microphone button again when you have finished </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or, type your question into the chat box and the moderators will ask it for you    </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only one person using the microphone at a time </li></ul></ul>| Slide

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