Resource discovery encompasses locating and retrieving information in large, complex networked environments, including the internet. As volume increases year on year, digital information can be increasingly hard to find. JISC's resource discovery work seeks to provide advanced technical solutions that can help users within academia find their way through volumes of information, and more easily access published material.
Key resource discovery activities
Information Environment Programme 2009-11
The aim of this programme is to improve the capacity of the sector to manage, discover and use information resources. There is now a critical mass of digital information resources that can be used to...
e-Learning Frameworks and Tools programme
The e-Learning Framework is a service-oriented factoring of the core services required to support e-Learning applications, portals and other user agents.
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...
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.
Following the initial five year investment in the UK e-Science infrastructure, the vision for the e-Infrastructure programme is to enhance and consolidate the current technologies and establish...
Helps researchers investigate the past, providing a gateway to a wealth of primary source materials held in institutions across the UK.
The monitoring and search service for global research publications.
Free online access to the catalogues of more than 60 National, Academic and Specialist UK libraries, including unique collections such as those at Tate Britain and the Natural History Museum.
Geospatial information and services for those in education and research.
The Serials Union National Catalogue is a free tool to help researchers and librarians locate serials held in UK libraries.