The Impact and embedding of digitised resources programme aims to evaluate the usage and impact of digitised resources and improve the embedding of such resources within teaching, learning and research.

Impact and embedding of digitised resources

The Impact and embedding of digitised resources programme aims to evaluate the usage and impact of digitised resources and improve the embedding of such resources within teaching, learning and research.

This programme addresses the need for managers of digital resources to have a better understanding of their audiences when developing online collections, be aware of the usage and impact of such resources and understand how to respond to user needs in a fast changing environment.

The purpose of this call is twofold:

  • Firstly, to facilitate institutions in carrying out an analysis of the impact of their digitised resources/collections that have been live for at least one calendar year
  • To develop strategies and practical solutions to ensure the increased use and impact of the resources in teaching, learning and research within higher education

The programme builds on the JISC funded Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources, which offers content owners a flexible methodological framework within which to conduct impact analysis of digitised collections.

The main output of the programme will be a series of case studies which will be publicly available on the Toolkit web site as well as a synthesis report.

 

Projects

Crime in the Community: Enhancing User Engagement for Teaching and Research with the Old Bailey Online
Prof Robert Shoemaker, University of Sheffield
Crime in the Community will assess the ways in the Old Bailey Proceedings Online is currently used, and generate a series of new tools and online facilities that will allow educationalists and researchers to make more effective use of its content.

Dance teaching resource and collaborative engagement spaces (D-TRACES)
Prof Sarah Whatley, Coventry University
 
The D-TRACES project will investigate the Siobhan Davies dance digital archive patterns of usage and develop a model for embedding the archive within the Personal Development Planning (PDP) element of the undergraduate dance curriculum at Coventry University.

Embedding A Vision of Britain through Time as a resource for academic research and learning
Prof Richard Healey/Dr Humphrey Southall, University of Portsmouth
The project will identify tools and facilities to allow better exploitation of A Vision of Britain through Time web site by academic users.

HumBox Impact
Dr David Millard, University of Southampton
The project will analyse the impact of the resources deposited in HumBox, a repository of Open Educational Resources for the humanities, on contributors and the wider teaching audience and will develop strategies to ensure the increased use of the HumBox collection in Higher Education. 

The Impact and Embedding of An Established Resource: British History Online as a Case Study
Dr Jane Winters, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
British History Online, a digital library of medieval and early modern sources, will conduct an in-depth analysis on how the collection is used for learning and teaching and assess the requirements for a more effective embedding of the resource within UK Higher Education institutions.

Listening for Impact
Melissa Highton, Oxford University Computing Services
This project will perform a thorough, rapid analysis of the impact of the public Oxford Podcast audiovideo collection of 1800 scholarly items, launched in September 2008.

SPHERE: Stormont Parliamentary Hansards: Embedded in Research and Education
Lorna Hughes, King’s College, London and CDDA, Queen’s University, Belfast
SPHERE will adopt a number of measures to assess the use, value and impact of the digital scholarly resource, the Historical Hansards, and implement practical approaches to embed the resource within teaching, learning and research.

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Summary
Start date
1 October 2010
End date
31 March 2011
Funding Programme
Digitisation and Content
Topic
Strategic Themes