Digital collections of primary source material such as texts, images and moving images are an important complement to journals and books in the ecosystem of scholarly resources that researchers, teachers and learners use. However, there are considerable pressures on institutional and library budgets, and grant funding to support digitisation activity is limited and time consuming for institutions to pursue individually.
Through this workshop we would like to broaden the discussion on the value of a potential collective and community-based approach to digitisation in the UK, assess the appetite for this from higher education institutions and other stakeholders and explore which elements of a potential business model might support such an approach.
Who should attend
This invitation-only workshop is aimed at strategic leads and decision-makers within libraries, special collections and archives who have an understanding of content and special collections issues as well as e-resources provision more broadly.
For more information, and if you're interested in taking part, contact Peter Findlay ([email protected]).