Digitisation is the process of capturing physical objects in digital form and delivering such content online. Material that has been digitised include newspapers, photographs, journals, theses plus other scholarly and cultural heritage. The JISC Digitisation Strategy emphasises the creation of digital content that is relevant to particular areas of the curriculum or research interest, would not otherwise be funded, is at risk from being lost to the educational community and contributes to creating a critical mass within a given area.
Key digitisation activities
Digitisation and Content
JISC is changing the world of authoritative e-resources through its investment in digitising content from some of the UK’s greatest collections.
e-Content programme 2009-11
With an investment of £2.1 million JISC has funded this new programme of work which will not only create more digital content, but also to help sustain and deliver existing content in a more...
Enriching Digital Resources 2008-09
Enriching Digital Resources is a strand of the Digitisation Programme. Totalling an investment of just under £2 million, it is aimed at developing the range and quality of digital resources available...
Islamic studies programme
This programme is helping researchers navigate the wealth of Islamic Studies manuscript holdings in UK collections.
Influenced by reports such as Professor Sir Gareth Roberts’ International Partnerships of Research Excellence , and the 2009 Higher Education and Collaboration in Global Context: Building a Global...