Category Archives: Recent Events

Digital content sustainability: ‘More than bits and bytes’ – event report from Digital Content: Organisational Transformation and Sustainability, London, 5 November 2012

As fireworks lit up the sky across London on Monday night, a sparkling discussion about sustaining digital content took place aboard the HMS Belfast with an invited audience of movers and shakers in the higher education, library and cultural heritage sector. The rocket that set it off was a new report, due to be published … 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

Video event report: Building Digital Capacity Seminar: Creative use of archives

As part of the BBC Academy and Arts Council England joint Building Digital Capacity programme, the SCA was very pleased to participate in its creative use of archive workshop. It focused on how to share existing archive content with an audience on a digital platform and explored new ways of engaging audiences with archive content. … Read more

Free workshop: Maximising online resource effectiveness

10:00 Wednesday 20 July – 16:00 Thursday 21 July 2011 at 115 New Cavendish Street, University of Westminster This two day workshop leads participants to seek maximum value from online resources and activities. It does this by addressing the range of strategic and tactical considerations that determine effectiveness in this area-including an understanding of how … Read more

Major UK event for software developers in education, 16-17 February 2011, London – registration open

The Developer Community Supporting Innovation project (DevCSI – for short –, a community and capacity building project which engages developers working particularly (though not exclusively) in the education sector, invite you to attend the DevCSI Developer Days – Dev8D 2011 on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th February, 2011, in London, UK. Read more

New Strategies for Digital Content Conference, 18 March 2011, London – Registration open

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,, 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 … Read more

Growing Knowledge at the British Library

We previewed the British Library’s Growing Knowledge – The Evolution of Research exhibition a few months ago in the last edition of Digital Content Quarterly magazine, along with an interview with its researcher-in-residence Aleks Krotoski (catch up with it here). The exhibition has now launched and looks fantastic. There are lots of tools to try … Read more