Legal & Ethical
The breathtaking growth of the Internet has disturbed many of the longstanding legal and ethical assumptions that underpin educational practice. A variety of JISC services and practices provide advice and guidance on how to negotiate such changes, offering help with issues such as intellectual property rights, digital rights management, licensing, plagiarism, data protection, and freedom of information.
Key legal & ethical activities
Repositories and Preservation Programme
The programme is a £14m investment in Higher Education repository and digital content infrastructure. It will fund initiatives to develop the Information Environment supporting digital repositories...
Users & Innovation: Personalising Technologies
Based on the needs of real end-users, the programme will identify areas where innovative user technologies and practices can increase efficiency.
Digital preservation & records management programme
Supporting institutions in long-term digital asset management and preservation forms a central theme of JISC's Digital Preservation and Records Management programme.
e-Learning Capital programme
The e-Learning Capital programme is an £11.36 million investment to support the sector in harnessing the potential of e-learning to support lifelong learners.
Strategic Content Alliance
The aim of the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA) is to build a common information environment where users of publicly funded content can gain best value from the investment that has been made by...
A digital library of core e-resources on Ireland
The digitisation of over 70 key journals, 205 monographs and 2,500 manuscript pages from core Irish Studies collections makes this comprehensive, multi-disciplinary digital library the first point of...
Historic boundaries of Britain
This project will create a comprehensive digital library of historic administrative boundaries for Britain through a combination of scanning historical maps and creating vector boundaries for...
UK theses digitisation project
This project will deliver a fully operational, easily scaleable and financially viable prototype of an UK e-theses online service that will enable users, via one single web interface, to access the...
Archival sound recordings 2
Building on the British Library's ground-breaking work in creating the first online fully-searchable digital library of sound recordings from one of the world's treasure houses of audio heritage,...
British Library archival sound recordings project
This project has created a critical mass of the world's rich audio heritage at your finger tips.
JISC Legal provides legal guidance on the use of technology in education, research and external engagement on concerns ranging from copyright and data protection to cyber-bullying.
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.
OSS Watch (Open Source Software Advisory Service)
OSS Watch provides unbiased advice and guidance on the use, development and licensing of free and open source software to UK colleges and universities.
Providing expert advice and practical support to help organisations achieve their objectives and enhance performance using technology.