With an investment totalling about £5.4m the Content programme 2011-13 supports the innovative creation, embedding and clustering of digital content through projects as wide ranging as the Zandra Rhodes digital archive, 3D models of fossils and skeletons and World War 2 bomb damage maps.

Content Programme 2011-2013

With an investment totalling about £5.4m the Content programme 2011-13 supports the innovative creation, embedding and clustering of digital content through projects as wide ranging as the Zandra Rhodes fashion archive, 3D models of fossils and skeletons and World War 2 bomb damage maps.

The Content programme 2011-2013 builds on previous JISC Digitisation and Content Programmes  which addressed issues related to the creation and delivery of digital content in parallel with the skills and strategies needed within institutions to support digitisation activity.

At the same time JISC has been working to raise the profile of the value of digital content in Higher Education, public sector and the government, and has identified the benefits of digital resources in areas such as Inspiring Research, Inspiring Scholarship, Bestowing Economic Benefits, Connecting People and Communities, and Creating Digital Britain (Inspiring Research, Inspiring Scholarship).

This programme has funded 23 projects in three different strands focusing on the creation and embedding of content in teaching and learning (Strand A), mass digitisation (Strand B) and clustering of existing digital content (Strand C).

Projects are placing particular emphasis on innovative approaches to the creation and delivery of digital content by working in partnership within and outside the educational sector and maximising the reach and impact of the content created.  

Strand A: Digitisation and Open Educational Resources (OER)

9 projects - November 2011 - January 2013

The aim of this strand is to release digitised educational content suitably licenced for use and re-use on an open access basis and embed it within teaching and learning.

Strand A: Funded Projects

Strand B: Mass Digitisation

8 projects - November 2011 - July 2013

This strand supports the mass digitisation of collections that meet primarily the needs of Higher Education in the UK.

Strand B: Funded Projects

Strand C: Clustering Digital Content

7 projects - November 2011 - January 2013

Projects in this strand aim to maximise the use of digital content by bringing together existing online resources for the benefit of, primarily, the Higher Education sector.

Strand C: Funded Projects

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Summary
Start date
1 November 2011
End date
31 July 2013
Funding programme
Digitisation and Content
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