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JISC Digitisation Programme Joint Information Systems Committee JISC Digitisation Conference 2007 | 20 July 2007 | Slide 1 LIBER-EBLIDA Digitisation Workshop Copenhagen 24-26 October 2007 www.jisc.ac.uk/digitisation Five centuries of unique resources for learning, teaching & research

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Joint Information Systems Committee
The JISC Digitisation Programme:
JISC Digitisation Programme
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Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC):
“JISC's mission is to provide world-class leadership in the innovative use of Information and Communications Technology to support education and research.”
JISC receives funding mainly from UK’s funding councils
Funds ICT infrastructure (JANET), services (e.g. TASI, JISCLegal, TechDis), programmes and projects (e.g. digitisation programme, preservation and repositories, users and innovation)
c.80 staff, at Bristol and London. Wider committee and working group structure drawn from relevant communities
Orientated to Higher and Further Education, then broader public
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JISC 8 strategic themes (Network, Access management, Information environment, e-Resources, e-Learning, e-Research, e-Administration, Business and community engagement)
TASI: Technical advisory service for images: Advice and Training
JISCLegal: a free information service offering high quality legal information to further and higher education relating to the use of information and communications technologies. We run training events, provide publications, and offer an enquiry service.
TechDis: leading educational advisory service, working across the UK, in the fields of accessibility and inclusion in relation to technology.
JISC Digitisation Programme
Digitisation programme: www.jisc.ac.uk/digitisation
Strategic Content Alliance: www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/themes/eresources/contentalliance.aspx
Links with other JISC programmes and services, such as Repositories, JISC Collections…
External context, national and international:
Digitisation in the UK: the case for a UK framework www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/programme_digitisation/reports.aspx
Rapid growth in digitisation of material in last 10 years
Fragmentation in standards used, formats, and accessibility and sustainability approaches
Google and Microsoft
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Development group: The JISC Development group is leading a range of work to support the community in its engagement with digital information and e-resources.
SCA Its aim is to build a common information environment where users of publicly funded e-content can gain best value from the investment that has been made by reducing the barriers that currently inhibit access, use and re-use of online content.
JISC Collections 1 negotiates with digital content owners and publishers of e-resources on behalf of UK further and higher education.
JISC Digitisation Programme
Digitisation Strategy: priorities
Vision: To build sustainable and coherent e-resources that meet the needs of and are of benefit to learning, teaching and research in the United Kingdom.
Make the hidden visible: enable access to and use of difficult or impossible to access collections
Address a recognised need or gap within learning, teaching or research provision
Map to a particular area of the curriculum or research interest
Inspire new avenues of research, or new approaches within learning and teaching
Contribute to creating critical mass within a given area or help to create a theme across previously unassociated materials
Would not otherwise be funded, or be able to attract significant funding from other sources
Are at risk from being lost to our community through sale, deterioration or disaggregation
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The JISC will develop its digitisation programmes as one component of an integrated strategy for e-content access for its community, other strands of its e-content strategy being:
e-content licensing (through the activities of JISC Collections);
e-content brokering (linking to collections held elsewhere at a collection or item level through the portals, middleware and interoperability programmes);
e-content community asset leverage (working with the JISC community to help facilitate access and ensure the effective management of content created within the HE, FE and Research community through the Digital Repositories, Preservation and e-administration Programmes).
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Standards based: employ and develop standards for digital capture and description, and digital preservation
Interoperable: deploy the standards specified within the JISC Information Environment for interoperability and offer excellence in resource discovery
User Focussed: have been created with a high level of user engagement, offer a high quality user experience
Innovative: explore new approaches and embrace current developments in technology
Contextualised: are accompanied by contextual examples to help take up for learning and research
Sustainable: where suitable service provision and business models can be put in place to ensure future sustainability and preservation
Legal: where all third party rights including copyright have been cleared for a minimum ten year term educational use and re-use
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Wide range in skills and experience and size of projects
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Collections spanning five centuries of social, political, economic and cultural history in the UK
Variety of formats
Variety of institutions and partnerships
Educational institutions, libraries, archives, museums, community organisations, commercial sector
Materials difficult to access, fragile and of educational value
Relevant to curricula and research interests
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British Library Newspapers
Medical Journals Backfiles
Historical Population Data
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First World War Poetry Digital Archive
2000 images of manuscripts and primary sources from 5 Great War poets and contextual material
Path Creation Scheme, Community section and online educational tutorials
Pre-Raphaelite resource
Images of paintings, drawings and related material by Pre-Raphaelite painters
Facility for users to add material and self-tag images
British Cartoon Archive
15,000 images from the Carl Giles Collection, a key resource for British political and social history
Moderated wiki-style contributions to add to current catalogue records and group cartoon images
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WWi Poetry: Poets Edward Thomas, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, Isaac Rosenberg and Roland Leighton +contextual material (audio and video clips)
Path creation scheme: users create own personalised and annotated path through the archive for others to access
Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Buren-Jones, Ford Madox Brown, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, Arthur Hughes, Frederick Sandys, Simeon Solomon.
Self-tagging of images by users with own words according to different contexts the work might have been used in.
Teaching resources can be added by users and shared with others
British Cartoons: function for researchers and teachers to add information about catalogue records and also group together cartoon images for others to access
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Freeze frame; historic polar images
20,000 images relating to study of polar environments, and the history of exploration and science in the Arctic and Antarctic
Glass plates, photographic negatives, deterioration of cellulose stock
Archival Sound Recordings
Betamax, audiocassette, reel to reel tapes and CD-R, 78rpm records
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Freeze Frame
Over 20,000 images of polar exploration and contextual material 1845-1960
Most images are from photographic negatives, most in need of preservation and where facilities for reproduction are disappearing, 1700 glass plates negatives produced by Herbert Ponting during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13.
Classical music recordings; Decca West Africa "Yellow Label" Series; spoken word recordings (politicians, writers); holocaust testimonies; ICA recordings with artists
Betamax video tapes now obsolete and last Betamax player was produced in 2002;
78 rpm records discontinued 40 years ago and difficulty to find equipment to play them now;
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Half million images of cabinet minutes and memoranda
Different approaches to resources for HE (broad and thin) and schools (narrow and deep)
InView: moving images in the public sphere
600 hours of moving image material on key social, political and economic issues
Online journal featuring articles relating to the digitised films and hyperlinked to film segments
Historic Boundaries of Britain
Digitisation of historical maps
Printed and downloadable teachers packs and on-line tutorials based on different themes and associated sources, eg electoral history
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All resources to be deposited in JORUM
Cabinet papers: half million images from microfilm.
Online guide to Cabinet papers and learning packages which integrate documents on eg creation of welfare state, de-colonisation in Africa, cold war etc…
Voices: journal’s articles to focus on individual films, or context which refers to films or film genres. Peer reviewed journal to which new features are added on an ongoing basis
Historic Boundaries: digitisation of historical maps in Britain to create a digital library of historic administrative boundaries. These provide framework for many of the activities of the state, from welfare provision to information on elections and political parties.
packs and tutorials based on different historical themes and type of source, and explain how to find relevant material on Vision of Britain web site, eg British political geography 1885-1970 on rise and fall of political parties
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Modern Welsh Journal Online and others
600,000 pages from 90 in-copyright journals in Welsh and English - institutional strategy
Use of existing infrastructures
Nineteenth-century Pamphlets /JSTOR
23,000 pamphlets drawn from seven UK research libraries and delivered via JSTOR
UK Theses/EThOS
Over 5000 ‘popular’ UK theses from 1730 onwards. Open access to content through EThOS, fees for added value services
Commercial partnerships
Electronic Ephemera/ProQuest
150,000 images of ephemera delivered through ProQuest free to HE/FE and public libraries. By subscription outside the UK
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Delivery and access model often dictated by IPR implications
Welsh Journals: Institutional policy to provide digital access to the whole of Wales’ printed heritage, as well as to a vast proportion of archives, manuscripts, pictures, photographs and maps
Free access: also East London Theatre Archive; Pre-Raphaelite resource; First World War Poetry; Polar images… especially when material is out of copyright
JSTOR: the scholarly journals archive. Usually journals available are from 5 years ago, not current issues. Access to individuals associated with educational institutions (universities), libraries, colleges etc…
19th C Pamphlets: focus on political, economic and social issues; available from JSTOR for next 25 years; Innovation: JSTOR delivery of “primary” sources through this project; also JSTOR as sustainable archiving solution for the project. Collection also available at item level through COPAC (university and research libraries catalogues in UK), online guide to 19th c pamphlets and search engines eg Google Scholar
EThOS: service developed jointly by JISC, CURL and BL and EH partner institutions to provide digital access to paper based theses from a selection of UK universities. Mixture of Open Access model, HEIs contributions to digitisation and researcher’s contribution for added value services eg print outs of thesis
Electronic Ephemera themes: Entertainment, Booktrade, Popular prints, Crimes, murders and executions, and Advertising
ProQuest: leader in provision of digital resources. They will integrate the JJ collection with other scholarly digital resources they already deliver to the HE and FE sector
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E-resources on Ireland
100 key journals, 205 monographs and 2,500 manuscript pages from core Irish Studies collections
Drawn from various libraries in Ireland
British Newspapers 1620-1900
75% regional newspapers (e.g. Inverness Courier, Dundee Courier, Hawick Express)
East London Theatre Archive
Ephemeral material held in several distinct archives
Independent Radio News
4,000 hours of radio news, current affairs and programmes from 70s to 90s from throughout the UK
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Programme Management
Programme Managers closely involved with projects to offer guidance and support
Opportunities for knowledge sharing, training and networking at programme level through programme mtgs; workshops; ad hoc consultancy (eg IPR and metadata)
Cardiff international digitisation conference, July 2007
Emphasis on “lessons learnt” as evaluation
Digitisation Advisory Group for strategic input in programme (representatives from HE and FE institutions, heritage sector and other relevant public institutions)
Partnerships: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH, US) on Transatlantic digitisation and Quality Improvement Agency (QIA) for creating learning resources for the FE sector based on digitised collections
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Cardiff conference
Variety of sustainability and business models
Enhanced technical standards and technical metadata knowledge
Greater awareness of digitisation needs, both from users and from collection curators – gap analysis
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