The JISC Developing Community Content Call, Grant 13/09, a joint initiative between the Digitisation and Business and Community programmes, was designed to enhance institutional two-way engagement with the public and commmunity groups, through co-development of rich and innovative digital resources.
We recently announced the successful bids from Strand I of this Call (Rapid user innovation projects)
Below are the five succesful proposals from Strand II (two are currently conditional awards):
University of Leicester (Ben Wynne)
This project will create a base digital archive comprised of historical texts from the University of Leicester Library’s Special Collections complemented by video recordings from MACE, oral history recordings from EMOHA and private collections of historical photographs of ‘ghost signs’, buildings, bridges and other architecturally significant sites from across the county.
Welsh Voices of the Great War Online
University of Cardiff (Gethin Matthews)
This project will work with the families of those in Wales who fought, or otherwise served, in the First World War in order to collect and make available online the range of artefacts that are held in private hands. The results will be presented via the People’s Collection website, a Welsh Assembly Government funded project.
Community Cafe Projects
University of Southampton (Alison Dickens)
The project will address the scarcity of up to date, online resources for community languages (see here for definition: http://www.cilt.org.uk/community_languages.aspx ) The aim of the project is to co-create a community collection of online language and cultural materials which will significantly enhance existing materials to support community languages.
University of Manchester (Alexandria Walker)
This project will undertake co-development, with teachers and GCSE and A-level students, of a new digital collection of key concerns and knowledge in computing education. In the process, the project will build a community that collaboratively creates digital collections of imaginative educational materials for use in learning and teaching computing, with this content being made available to the computing education community in the UK and worldwide.
Media and Memory in Wales, 1950-2000
University of Aberyswyth (Dr. Iwan Rhys Morus)
This project will collect and archive oral testimony relating to the age of television in Wales. It will solicit memories of significant televisual moments in politics and culture. By focussing on four distinct geographical and linguistic communities, it will seek to provide a spectrum of memories that represent a national collective memory of television in Wales.
Succesful projects will be linking their digitisation activities with their BCE capabilities, with the help of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement http://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/, the Beacons for Public Engagement and successful precedent projects especially RunCoCo http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/digitisation/econtent/runcoco.aspx which developed the Great War Archive: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/