Author Archives: Sarah Fahmy

NEW HLF digital policy and Terms of Grant

The SCA welcomes today’s announcement from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) on the change of approach to digital material created by HLF-funded projects. This is designed to ensure the maximum public benefit from its investment.  HLF-supported projects will now be asked to make their digital content widely available at no charge and to use a … Read more

Government policy on modernising copyright licensing

As part of its implementation work following the Hargreaves Review of IP, the Intellectual Property Office  has just published the Government’s policy on modernising copyright licensing following the latest consultation to which JISC amongst others has submitted various responses. In this policy, the Government has signalled its intention to publish draft legislation to facilitate new … Read more

Rewriting History: The JISC/ Wikipedia World War One Editathon

The Wikipedia page on the World War One attracts approximately 7.3 million page views per year, 597,945 for the month of June 2012 alone. Add this to the number of page views for June 2012 the plethora of related WW1 articles from the Treaty of Versailles (114,190, ~1.4m/year), to the Battle of Somme (56,071, ~680k/year), … Read more

Chronicle: BBC Northern Ireland’s television news from the 1960s and 1970s

In partnership, the BBC, JISC and the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC), today announce the launch of Chronicle, a project to make BBC Northern Ireland’s television news from the 1960s and 1970s available to the academic community online. The audio-visual archives of the BBC contain a wealth of material gathered since it was … Read more

JISC Briefing: Implementation of the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth

In May 2011, Professor Ian Hargreaves published his Independent review of IP & growth. The 10 recommendations were broadly accepted in the UK Government’s response (402Kb) issued on 3 August 2011. On 14 December 2011, Baroness Wilcox, the Minister for Intellectual Property (IP), launched this UK Government consultation seeking evidence to support specific issues associated with the recommendations. JISC … Read more

Digital Copyright Exchange- call for evidence

What is the Digital Copyright Exchange? The Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth recommended that: “In order to boost UK firms’ access to transparent, contestable and global digital markets, the UK should establish a cross sectoral Digital Copyright Exchange… A range of incentives and disincentives will be needed to encourage rights holders and others … Read more

Made in Digital Britain/ UK

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 … Read more

Strategic Content Alliance Funding Opportunities 2011/12

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 … Read more

SCA welcomes the Hargreaves Report

The Strategic Content Alliance (SCA) is delighted that the Government has decided to endorse all the recommendations made by Professor Ian Hargreaves outlined within his independent review of Intellectual Property (IP) and Growth. Stuart Dempster (Director, SCA) gives some personal thoughts on what this will mean for public bodies, business and the public Read more

More dates for ‘Maximising the effectiveness of your online resources’ workshops

Registration for the 8-9th April 2010 workshop at Brettenham House, London is now closed due to an overwhelming response, however more dates have been added to the programme: 10:00 Wednesday 2 June – 16:00 Thursday 3 June 2010 Netskills Training Suite, Herschel Building, Newcastle University Register at: www.netskills.ac.uk/workshop/4407 10:00 Thursday 17 June – 16:00 Friday 18 … Read more