Our lives are transformed as a result of technological innovation, with digital content being delivered across continents to millions of users via thousands of devices in hundreds of languages. But how long can we guarantee access to and use of this ‘gold rush’ of content? What lessons could be learnt from comparing and contrasting these [...]
Stuart Dempster, Director of the Strategic Content Alliance, writes on the potential for a national brand on UK-created or originated digital content Could lessons from the past help deliver economic growth and enhance online reputational value for content creators contributing to the ‘digital economy’ in the UK today? Could a ‘Made in Digital Britain/UK’ help us [...]
JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance and Ithaka S+R release final report on their Case Studies in Sustainability, revealing how different business models fared during the economic downturn 6 October New York, NY and London, UK –Ithaka S+R, with funding from the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance, released today “Revenue, Recession, Reliance: Revisiting the SCA/Ithaka S+R Case Studies [...]
Ithaka S+R and the Strategic Content Alliance revisit and update sustainability case studies In 2009, Ithaka S+R published twelve detailed case studies of online digital resources, exploring the strategies project leaders were using to sustain those projects for the long term. All of the case studies have been updated in 2011. Read on to find [...]
The Strategic Content Alliance is pleased to announce funding opportunites in the following areas: JISC ITT Strategic Content Alliance: Digital Content Sustainability Syllabus Development The JISC, on behalf of the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA) invites tenders to create a syllabus of open digital resources and related training courses. This syllabus is intended to foster the [...]
Nancy Maron of Ithaka S+R, which has produced a range of reports and resources for the Strategic Content Alliance on the subject of sustainability of digital resources, has created a framework to help project leaders define the steps needed to achieve sustainable outcomes. Read on to download the Framework tool.
Last month the Strategic Content Alliance and Ithaka S+R published an influential new report on funding for sustainability. The executive summary of the report is now available in UK and US versions. Download them here: Funding For Sustainability Executive Summary (UK, July 2011) Funding For Sustainability Executive Summary (US, July 2011) (You can also find [...]
New report: Funding for Sustainability: How Funders’ Practices Influence the Future of Digital Resources
A new Strategic Content Alliance/Ithaka S+R report examines funding practices to provide insight on post-grant sustainability for digital resources Ithaka S+R, funded by the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), released today Funding for Sustainability: How Funders’ Practices Influence the Future of Digital Resources. This report, written by Nancy L Maron and Matthew Loy, provides funders [...]
You are cordially invited to attend a FREE Strategic Content Alliance-Ithaka workshop on new and emergent internet business models featured in an updated case studies in sustainability at JISC meeting rooms in London on 17th March 2011.
This free one-day conference focuses on some of the key strategic issues faced by content creators and publishers today and which were addressed by the JISC eContent programme 2009-2011, http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/digitisation/econtent.aspx, in particular: the need for institutions to develop the necessary skills and strategies to embed digitisation within institutional strategies and practices as well as devise [...]