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...
On behalf of UK education and research, Jisc Collections negotiates with publishers at a national level to procure and licence affordable digital content.
British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC)
The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) is a membership organisation that promotes the production, study and use of moving image, sound and related media in post-compulsory education....
JISC Digital Media
JISC Digital Media provide advice, guidance and training to UK colleges and universities on the effective creation, storage and use of digital media (still images, sound and video) in education.
JISC eCollections is a community-owned content service providing UK higher and further education with access to world-class collections of historical books, journal archives and multimedia content.