One of the findings that has emerged clearly from the JISC UK OER Programme and from theUK JISC Discovery work is that for a healthy content ecosystem, information about the content needs to be available to many different systems, services and users. Appropriately licensing the metadata and feeds is crucial to downstream discovery and use. The JISC OER IPR Support [...]
Date: 20 Sep 2012 Time: 10.00-15.30 Location/venue: University of Bristol Clinical images, videos and other recordings are vital to good learning and teaching within the healthcare professions. A free one day workshop is being held at the University of Bristol on Thursday 20th September 2012 to focus on the legal, ethical and other related issues [...]
Information Sans Frontières has assessed the potential impact of the Orphan Works Directive (based on the final compromise text) on its constituency of members, namely the public archives, film and sound institutes, galleries, libraries, museums and similar cultural institutions of Europe, and responded:
The Council of the European Union has come out in strong support for the digitisation and online accessibility of Europe’s cultural material, and for Europeana as the common multilingual access point to Europe’s digital cultural heritage. The council has concluded that it is of “vital importance” that the long-term viability of Europeana, which was launched [...]
Ithaka S+R and the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance have led the way in examining ways in which the academic and cultural heritage sectors are defining sustainability and helping to make sure that the digital resources will endure and provide value well beyond the term of the grant. In 2012, two years and one economic crisis [...]
Thank you for all your comments and the interest that our survey has generated. We have read through the comments that have been posted and hope that the points below address the main issues raised by those who have taken the time to add comments to our blog.
The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has held its final evidence session on the Hargreaves Review on the 15 November with Baroness Wilcox, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The evidence session outlining the benefit of a practical presentation on how the Digital Copyright Exchange is to work is available at [...]