JISC Digitisation Programme 22 nd  January 2008 www.jisc.ac.uk/digitisation Five centuries of unique resources for learnin...
JISC Digitisation Programme:  strategy and collections Alastair Dunning Paola Marchionni Digitisation Programme Manager  D...
Digitisation Programme <ul><li>£12m funding – Bids chosen after public consultation and peer review </li></ul><ul><li>16 p...
Collections <ul><li>Collections spanning five centuries of social, political, economic and cultural history in the UK </li...
Collections <ul><li>User engagement </li></ul><ul><li>First World War Poetry Digital Archive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2000 im...
Collections <ul><li>Protection from deterioration </li></ul><ul><li>Freeze frame; historic polar images   </li></ul><ul><u...
Collections <ul><li>Contextualised resources  </li></ul><ul><li>British Governance: Cabinet papers 1914-1975 </li></ul><ul...
Collections <ul><li>Delivery, access and sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Free to all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modern Welsh J...
Collections <ul><li>Building a national critical mass   </li></ul><ul><li>E-resources on Ireland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100...
Programme Outputs <ul><li>High-quality content for educational sector </li></ul><ul><li>Extra emphasis on learning resourc...
Programme Outcomes <ul><li>Sophisticated rights framework </li></ul><ul><li>Technical metadata knowledge </li></ul><ul><li...
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JISC Digitisation Projects in the UK - 2007 to 2009

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An introduction to 16 cultural heritage / scholarly information digitisation projects, funded by the UK public body JISC, from 2007 to 2009

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JISC Digitisation Projects in the UK - 2007 to 2009

  1. 1. JISC Digitisation Programme 22 nd January 2008 www.jisc.ac.uk/digitisation Five centuries of unique resources for learning, teaching & research
  2. 2. JISC Digitisation Programme: strategy and collections Alastair Dunning Paola Marchionni Digitisation Programme Manager Digitisation Programme Manager [email_address] [email_address]
  3. 3. Digitisation Programme <ul><li>£12m funding – Bids chosen after public consultation and peer review </li></ul><ul><li>16 projects, running from early 2007 to early 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range in skills and experience and size of projects </li></ul>
  4. 4. Collections <ul><li>Collections spanning five centuries of social, political, economic and cultural history in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers and journals, audio-visual material, prints, paintings, stained glass, glass plates, election data, maps, cartoons, ephemera, PhD theses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Variety of institutions and partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational institutions, libraries, archives, museums, community organisations, commercial sector </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Materials difficult to access, fragile and of educational value </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant to curricula and research interests </li></ul>
  5. 5. Collections <ul><li>User engagement </li></ul><ul><li>First World War Poetry Digital Archive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2000 images of manuscripts and primary sources from 5 Great War poets and contextual material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Path Creation Scheme, Community section and online educational tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pre-Raphaelite resource </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images of paintings, drawings and related material by Pre-Raphaelite painters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facility for users to add material and self-tag images </li></ul></ul><ul><li>British Cartoon Archive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15,000 images from the Carl Giles Collection, a key resource for British political and social history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moderated wiki-style contributions to add to current catalogue records and group cartoon images </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Collections <ul><li>Protection from deterioration </li></ul><ul><li>Freeze frame; historic polar images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20,000 images relating to study of polar environments, and the history of exploration and science in the Arctic and Antarctic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glass plates, photographic negatives, deterioration of cellulose stock </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Archival Sound Recordings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4,200 further hours of audio material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Betamax, audiocassette, reel to reel tapes and CD-R, 78rpm records </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Collections <ul><li>Contextualised resources </li></ul><ul><li>British Governance: Cabinet papers 1914-1975 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Half million images of cabinet minutes and memoranda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different approaches to resources for HE (broad and thin) and schools (narrow and deep) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voices: moving images in the public sphere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>600 hours of moving image material on key social, political and economic issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online journal featuring articles relating to the digitised films and hyperlinked to film segments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Historic Boundaries of Britain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitisation of historical maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printed and downloadable teachers packs and on-line tutorials based on different themes and associated sources, eg electoral history </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Collections <ul><li>Delivery, access and sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Free to all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modern Welsh Journal Online and others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>600,000 pages from 90 in-copyright journals in Welsh and English - institutional strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use of existing infrastructures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nineteenth-century Pamphlets /JSTOR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23,000 pamphlets drawn from seven UK research libraries and delivered via JSTOR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UK Theses /EThOS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 5000 ‘popular’ UK theses from 1730 onwards. Open access to content through EThOS, fees for added value services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commercial partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Ephemera /ProQuest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>150,000 images of ephemera delivered through ProQuest free to HE/FE and public libraries. By subscription outside the UK </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Collections <ul><li>Building a national critical mass </li></ul><ul><li>E-resources on Ireland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100 key journals, 205 monographs and 2,500 manuscript pages from core Irish Studies collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drawn from various libraries in Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><li>British Newspapers 1620-1900 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.1m drawn from BL Collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>75% regional newspapers (e.g. Inverness Courier, Dundee Courier, Hawick Express) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>East London Theatre Archive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15,000 playbills, programmes to press cuttings and photographs relating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ephemeral material held in several distinct archives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Independent Radio News </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4,000 hours of radio news, current affairs and programmes from 70s to 90s from throughout the UK </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Programme Outputs <ul><li>High-quality content for educational sector </li></ul><ul><li>Extra emphasis on learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>Developing critical mass in particular areas </li></ul><ul><li>Developing cross-search facilities to provide linkage between project content </li></ul>
  11. 11. Programme Outcomes <ul><li>Sophisticated rights framework </li></ul><ul><li>Technical metadata knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced digitisation infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced digitisation knowledge, both broad and detailed </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of sustainability and business models </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced technical standards </li></ul><ul><li>Greater awareness of digitisation needs, both from users and from collection curators </li></ul>

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