JISC Content: A user friendly introduction to the JISC digital collections and archives

JISC Content website

JISC Collections has been working on a new website:
which has been set up to provide a more user friendly way of navigating the content that JISC funding has helped made available to the HE and FE communities.

The site is not aiming to give item level access to each collection, i.e. it is not a federated search or discovery service. Rather it is a gateway that provides brief descriptions of each collection, and offers users different and, hopefully, engaging ways to browse through these descriptions, and learn more about what is on offer.

The content currently includes material licensed by JISC Collections and material digitised via the two phases of the Digitisation Programme, the Enriching Digital Resources strand, and the first phase of the JISC – NEH (National Endowment for Humanities) Transatlantic work.

The plan is to update the site over time, and in particular to make some changes in response to feedback gathered over the next month or so. If you have feedback, modifications etc. then please send them to collections@jisc.ac.uk.

Visit the new JISC Content website:  http://www.jisc-content.ac.uk/

Digital Content – workshop and conference in June

Strategic Content Alliance Workshops

The Strategic Content Alliance, (which works in collaboration with JISC and other public sector agencies such as BBC, Becta, British Library, MLA and NHS) is conducting a series of workshops nationwide during June and July. These workshops are aimed at senior policy makers and practitioners involved in the delivery of online content and services over the internet.

The events will deliver enhanced professional understanding, as well as the opportunity to evaluate and critique the following Alliance areas of works:

Audience Analysis- to meet user needs
Business Modelling and Sustainability
Intellectual Property Rights and Licencing
Introduction to Digipedia- a moderated wiki aimed at synthesising the digital content life-cycle information and knowledge from authoritative sources

The workshops are designed to appeal anyone involved in the digital content lifecycle from creation to curation.

For more details, please see: http://sca.jiscinvolve.org/ – the London workshop is on 19 June and focusses on IPR / Licencing issues.


JISC Digital Content conference 2009

Researchers, librarians, publishers and policy makers will be gathering in Gloucestershire on June 30th and July 1st to discuss the issues they face in creating, delivering and sustaining digitised content.

As JISC’s digitisation programme enters a new phase of enhancing previously unseen and difficult to access materials, experts from across libraries, museums and the private sector will meet to look into future opportunities and challenges at this year’s Content Conference.

To register for the conference visit: