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, plagiarism, data protection, freedom of information.

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

11 Programmes
  • 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...

34 Projects
  • 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...

  • British Library archival sound recordings project This project has created a critical mass of the world's rich audio heritage at your finger tips.

  • 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,...