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Jisc’s Content and Digitisation Pilot Forum
Thu, May 4, 2017, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM BST
Jisc’s Content and Digitisation Pilot Forum
We are delighted to be working with Jisc on a new group purchasing pilot* which aims to support Higher Education institutions with a more cost-effective and coordinated approach to the acquisition of digital archival collections. The pilot leverages institutions’ collective purchasing power to lower costs and the principle that the more products that are bought, the lower the overall price.
Please join us for our upcoming Forum on Jisc's Group Purchasing Pilot. We will be delving deeper into the pilot, the resources available, the importance of digital archives in modern research as well as hosting a discussion panel session that will allow participants to ask questions and share ideas and opinions.
To learn more about the pilot, please visit this page: http://proquest.libguides.com/jisc-pilot
10:00 – Coffee on arrival
10:15 – Welcome and introduction
10:30 – Paola Marchionni, Jisc. Background to the pilot
11:00 – Overview of the resources available through ProQuest
11:30 – Coffee break
11:45 – Elaine Simpson - National Library of Scotland.
Presenting the digitisation project of the House of Lords Parliamentary Papers.
12:30 – Lunch
13:15 – Practical use cases and how to apply the resources in research and teaching.
13:45 – Dr. Nick Barratt, Senate House Libraries.
The importance of digital archives and bringing collections to a wider audience.
14:30 – Coffee break
14:45 – Panel discussion and Q&A
15:30 – Event close
ProQuest is making the following seven digital archival collections available on this pilot:
- British Periodicals III
- British Periodicals IV
- House of Lords Parliamentary Papers
- House of Commons Parliamentary Papers - 21st Century
- The Vogue Italia Archive
- News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive
- Art & Architecture Archive
- Paola Marchionni - @jisc - Head of Digital Resources for Teaching, Learning and Research, Jisc - Paola is based within the digital resources team and has responsibility for developing new models and partnerships for the funding of digital collections to support teaching, learning and research. She also works with colleagues on the promotion and discoverability of digital collections and support the development of appropriate impact assessment measures. She was previously Jisc’s Programme Manager and managed a number of large scale digitisation programmes, and projects around the areas of impact, resource discovery and Open Educational Resources.
- Elaine Simpson - @natlibscot - General Collections, National Library of Scotland - This year Elaine celebrated her 30 years of working in the National Library of Scotland; in that time, she has gained extensive knowledge of official publications while working in the Official Publications Unit for 26 years. After a library restructure in 2013, she has been working in General Collections, mainly dealing with business information. This consists of promoting the library’s large collection of business publications, answering enquiries, networking with the Scottish business community, and demonstrating their e-resources - the library has the largest collection of business information in Scotland. She used her official publications expertise during her involvement with the House of Lords sessional papers (1806-1911) digitisation project; liaising with the scanning company (Autodocs), tracking the House of Lords volumes, and blogging about the fascinating material within them. She was recently awarded the CILIP GIG annual award for our work on the project, alongside her colleague Jan Usher, Project Manager.
- Dr. Nick Barratt - @SenateHouseLib -Associate Director of Collections and Engagement - Senate House Library, University of London - Dr Nick Barratt has a PhD is in medieval history and is currently an honorary Associate Professor in public history at the University of Nottingham, a teaching fellow at the University of Dundee, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Nick has written several monographs, and previously worked in the media – both on and off screen. In his current role, he is responsible for the library’s collection development and research strategies, as well as the delivery of a regular programme of exhibitions and events for both academic and public audiences.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
We are also hosting a live webinar on Tuesday 25th April to provide an introduction to the resources. Register for this webinar here: http://bit.ly/PQJiscWebinar1
*Jisc is working with a small number of publishers on this initiative which aims to support institutions with a more efficient, coordinated and transparent approach to the acquisition of digital archival collections. The pilot leverages the collective purchasing power of institutions thus widening access to digital archival collections. The more ProQuest products are bought by institutions across any of the seven collections below, the lower the price.