Announcing the Summer of Innovation 2020 

Realise your own idea The Summer of Innovation is a funding scheme to help you realise innovative ideas as digital projects. It is similar to an internship, but allows you to work on a project based on your own idea. This year we welcome … Continue reading

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The Oxford Accessibility Project’s College Access Guide launches

Finding detailed accessibility information for colleges has been very difficult and borderline impossible in the past. In particular, the information that did exist concerned almost exclusively bedrooms and bathrooms but not social spaces, like dining halls, common rooms and libraries. … Continue reading

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Meet the new project: Digital Makers

In this interview, Helen Ward and Ollie Bridle share how they came up with the idea for the Digital Makers project. The project revolves around the idea of digital creation in the Ashmolean museum where the collection serves as inspiration for digital makers. This project is one … Continue reading

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Meet the new project: Physical and Virtual Show and Tell

In this interview, Georgina Brooke talks about the Physical and Virtual Show and Tell project, which will bring Virtual Reality to the Museum of Natural History. This project is one of four GLAM Labs projects funded as part of this year’s IT Innovation Challenges … Continue reading

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Meet the new project: Mapping Playful Spaces in the Museum

In this interview, Dr Kathryn Eccles and Dr Chico Camargo share how their GLAM Labs project explores the potential of social media for understanding visitor experiences in the museum. Using data from Twitter and Instagram, they focus on the playful ways in which visitors engage … Continue reading

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Meet the new project: Replicating Historical Musical Instruments

We have spoken to the team behind the recently launched project Replicating Historical Musical Instruments. This project is one of four GLAM Labs projects funded as part of this year’s IT Innovation Challenges round. In this interview, the team outlines the progress they have … Continue reading

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GLAM Labs: 4 projects receive funding

We are excited to announce that 4 proposals from the call for GLAM Labs projects have been offered funding by the IT Innovation Challenges scheme. The projects are (click on project name to read the abstract): A physical and digital show … Continue reading

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IT Innovation Challenges 2019 round: shortlisted ideas

Having received 59 ideas in this year’s round of the IT Innovation Challenges, the judges have now selected the most promising ideas to go on to the next stage of the selection process. Idea creators are now asked to write a … Continue reading

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59 ideas submitted – comment and vote now

We are pleased to announce that 59 ideas have been submitted to the IT Innovation Challenges this term. Project ideas that were submitted include: a multimedia resource about women at Oxford University in the past and present, 3D prints of historic musical … Continue reading

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What is an idea and how do I come up with ideas?

What is an idea? According to the OED, an idea is the “conception of a standard or principle to be realized or aimed at; a conception of what is desirable or ought to be; a governing conception or principle; the plan … Continue reading

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