Introduction and Background

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Catherine Grout's introduction to the JISC Digital Content Partnerships event (28th October 2010), with some of the background and vision informing JISC's current strategy in this area

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Introduction and Background

  1. 1. Joint Information Systems Committee Digital Content Partnerships Introduction 30/01/2015 | Supporting education and research | Slide 1 Catherine Grout: JISC e-Content Director
  2. 2. Joint Information Systems Committee 30/01/2015 | Supporting education and research | Slide 2 The Programme Today  Morning – explain the call and take questions in plenary  Lunch time – networking and surgery session  Afternoon - examples of partnerships and words of wisdom from our partners
  3. 3. Joint Information Systems Committee 30/01/2015 | Supporting education and research | Slide 3 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: http://www.flickr.com/photos/petitshoo/22986996/
  4. 4. Joint Information Systems Committee 30/01/2015 | Supporting education and research | Slide 4 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  More from them later…
  5. 5. Joint Information Systems Committee 30/01/2015 | Supporting education and research | Slide 5 Why carry on growing and developing our collections?  Four main arguments – (“Inspiring Research Inspiring Scholarship”) http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/digitisation/reports/digitisati onbenefits.aspx  Education and Research Imperative (quality and efficiency)  Economic Imperative  People and Communities (big society)  Political arguments (open data, race for 2010)
  6. 6. Joint Information Systems Committee 30/01/2015 | Supporting education and research | Slide 6 Some arguments may be even more important post cuts  To continue to assert the link between the arts, humanities, social sciences, and related industries and how they contribute to the economy!  To continue to assert the link between growing our content and the quality of education and research  To show how STEM subjects can also benefit from getting collections on-line  An opportunity to assert the British brand in a compelling way and open up opportunities for physical and virtual tourism  To keep ahead of or at least now keep up with our competitors in other nations  Through identifying new models including partnership - position digital content as part of a sustainable future offer
  7. 7. Joint Information Systems Committee 30/01/2015 | Supporting education and research | Slide 7 The new Environment  Time of challenge, re-evaluation, re- structuring  For content rich organisations there is a particular challenge to understand what role the digital offer may play in future  Shift the balance between public service mandate, sustainability, profitability  Most organisations are having to consider afresh their core offering and how they rise to the challenge of doing more (or at least the same!) with less  Need to look at a range of partnerships and models afresh and what they can achieve Copyright: Sharkbait: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharkbait/2370274955/
  8. 8. Joint Information Systems Committee 30/01/2015 | Supporting education and research | Slide 8 Sustainable collection building/development  This is the overall objective of our two strands in this call  Strand A - Enriching via Collaboration Using collaboration to cluster, repackage and re-present existing digital content. Total funding available £400,000  Strand B - Developing Community Content To develop new content and communities for educational and social purposes. Total funding available £440,000
  9. 9. Joint Information Systems Committee 30/01/2015 | Supporting education and research | Slide 9 Digital Content Taskforce event  Event in July this year attended by a variety of HE, cultural bodies, commerce (http://digitisation.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2010/08/16/)  We learnt that: – Make the most of what we already have digitised – Genuine desire to work with partners to work towards the big vision – Desire to link and cluster content, reach existing and new audiences better. Tell the story! – Stories about film and sound http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/filmandsound.aspx
  10. 10. Joint Information Systems Committee 30/01/2015 | Supporting education and research | Slide 10 Sustainable collection building/development  Working with new partners  Exchanging expertise and ideas  Sharing services/functions  Working to maximise the digital content we already have (more with less)  Increasing its impact/finding new audiences  Finding new markets/products  Harnessing expertise/effort and the crowd  Aligning with government agendas as these emerge
  11. 11. Joint Information Systems Committee 30/01/2015 | Supporting education and research | Slide 11 Potential Business Models for SCALE  A: Centralised Investment/loans - sustained by a variety of income streams  B: Private sector investment in public content (eg in individual or shared library Collections/Services)  C: Crowd sourcing/community generated collections  D: Internal resource redeployment (potentially supported by national shared services)  E: Consortial action: (pooling resources/Shared Services/Centres of Expertise)  Lots of techniques to support individual collections.. Advertising, referral, licensing on, associated products etc.
  12. 12. Joint Information Systems Committee 30/01/2015 | Supporting education and research | Slide 12 Role of JISC  As facilitator and catalyst… – To help with the process of networking organisations and their content  As a provider and funder of digital content… – To help universities make the most of the content that they hold and to unlock more online – To get the content we do have out to our users and achieve impact
  13. 13. Joint Information Systems Committee 30/01/2015 | Supporting education and research | Slide 13 Thank you for listening..  Catherine Grout  JISC e-content Director (c.grout@jisc.ac.uk)  JISC Content Portal http://www.jisc-content.ac.uk

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